Raising Gender Equity Voices: Reflections from an International Virtual Assembly in Global Surgery


  • Leticia Nunes Campos Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidade de Pernambuco
  • Natalie Pawlak Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Lotta Velin Surgery and Public Health, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University
  • Nensi Melissa Ruzgar Yale University School of Medicine
  • Ayla Gerk Universidad Católica Argentina
  • Kevouy Reid Department of Medicine, Spanish Town Hospital
  • Habab Ali Iraqi Al-Yarmouk College of Medical Sciences
  • Zineb Bentounsi University Hospital Southampton
  • Michalina Drejza Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Dhrumil Patil Baroda Medical College
  • Nour Nassour University of Balamand, Faculty of Medicine
  • Heaven Yeshaneh Tatere . Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences
  • Mehr Muhammad Adeel Riaz Punjab Medical College
  • Tanya L Zakrison University of Chicago, Section of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery




Global surgery, Global health, Gender Equity, Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Gender minorities


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How to Cite

Campos, L. N., Pawlak, N., Velin, L., Ruzgar, N. M., Gerk, A., Reid, K., Iraqi, H. A., Bentounsi, Z., Drejza, M., Patil, D., Nassour, N., Tatere, H. Y., Riaz, M. M. A., & Zakrison, T. L. (2021). Raising Gender Equity Voices: Reflections from an International Virtual Assembly in Global Surgery . International Journal of Medical Students. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2021.1055




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