Covid in Brazil: Cities ruled by women had 43% fewer deaths, study finds

  • By Mariana Sanches
  • BBC News Brazil

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New study shows female leadership can save lives in pandemic

Women’s leadership has received a lot of attention in this pandemic, and for good reason.

Very early on, leaders of countries like Jacinta Ardern (New Zealand), Tsai Ing-wen (Taiwan) and Sheikh Hasina (Bangladesh) were praised for taking early action against Covid and preventing the disease from spreading further.

But the link between gender and health policy outcomes was mostly anecdotal – until now.