Gender myths in global health

Hawkes, S., & Buse, K.

We commend The Lancet Global Health and in particular Zohray Talib and colleagues (June, 2017) for drawing attention to the paucity of women leaders in global health and the agenda they advance to achieve gender equality. Nonetheless, the authors lead with a persistent “gender myth” when they claim that “women carry a disproportionate burden of disease”.