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Barriers and Opportunities to Advancing Women in Leadership Roles in Vector Control: Perspectives from a Stakeholder Survey

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dc.contributor.author Hayden, Mary H
dc.contributor.author Barrett, Erika
dc.contributor.author Guyah, Bernard
dc.contributor.author Toko, Eunice N
dc.contributor.author Agawo, Maurice
dc.contributor.author Okello, Amanda M
dc.contributor.author Gunn, Jayleen K L
dc.contributor.author Ernst, Kacey C
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-09T12:15:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-09T12:15:42Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-19
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/508
dc.description.abstract Increasing the active participation of professional women in vector control (VC) activities may help promote greater gender equity in the workplace and reduce the burden of vector-borne diseases. This stakeholder survey examined the current roles and perspective of professionals employed in the VC sector in Kenya, Indonesia, India, and other countries. The largest barriers that women face in pursuing leadership roles in the VC sector include lack of awareness of career opportunities, limitations based on cultural norms, and the belief that VC is men’s work. These barriers could be addressed through improving education and recruitment campaigns, as well as supporting higher education and mentoring programs. Females were almost six times more likely to be encouraged to pursue leadership positions in their organization compared with male respondents (OR = 5.9, P > 0.03, 95% confidence interval: 1.19, 29.42). These findings suggest that once women are recruited into the VC workforce, they face minimal discrimination and have increased leadership opportunities. en_US
dc.publisher The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene en_US
dc.title Barriers and Opportunities to Advancing Women in Leadership Roles in Vector Control: Perspectives from a Stakeholder Survey en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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