Women are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19

Rachel Jones | October 20, 2020

Rachel Jones is a contributor for National Geographic Magazine, a Development Media Consultant and a two-time Top 10 Media Writer on LinkedIn. Jones, who has reported for National Public Radio, Knight Ridder News Service, and the Detroit Free Press, also served as Project Director for the Internews Network’s Gulu, Uganda Radio Training Center from June 2007 to February 2008. Jones helped train and mentor five-dozen Ugandan reporters and editors, covering issues including health, education and child welfare following more than two decades of civil war in Northern Uganda.

In this National Geographic article, AGI Mentor Rachel Jones talks about the ways COVID-19 has exposed all the ways health policies ignore gender. More women need to be involved in the strategies and responses for health crisis.