International Women’s Day is here. Although it is only officially the 43rd UN Celebration, #IWD has been around for 107 years. Much like the fight for women’s equity, IWD has been rising in the past decades with a fierce and outspoken rallying cry.
Last month was busy in the world of global health.
My name is Diviya Leonard and I am a 16-year-old high school student who is incredibly passionate about ensuring equal access to healthcare for all women and girls around the world.
I am currently the Senior Health Technical Advisor for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), covering portfolios in Somalia and South Sudan. The journey that brought me here began in 2007.
In 1985, as a new trainee member of the Canadian Public Health Association, I ticked off the secondary membership box for the division, Canadian Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health. My involvement with the organization that became the Canadian Society for International Health