The huge gap between how women and men's health are treated costs US$1 trillion a year worldwide, the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday. Every US dollar invested in women's health would return three dollars in projected economic growth, the report said. The gender health gap causes around 75 million years of life lost due to poor health annually, equating to a week per woman every year, the report said. WEF healthcare head Shyam Bishen said the analysis demonstrates that "investing in women's health must be a priority for every country". The WEF announced it was launching the Global Alliance for Women's Health, with $55 million pledged for women's health.
Mar 21 2023