About us"Men die quicker, but women get sicker"
Why this initiative?
The COVID-19 pandemic reshuffled the cards of health policy and brought to light crude discrepancies in healthcare between men and women. However, voices are raising all around to expose this disparity and so many projects are flourishing on empowerment, raising awareness, education and research, to practically improve the quality of healthcare and tackle the sex and gender bias in medicine.
Care4everyBody was born from the idea to have one umbrella platform to gather these practical solutions and give them one voice. This way professionals but also citizens and policymakers have access to easy-to-implement solutions to improve the healthcare quality within Europe.
Care4everyBody aims to raise awareness on the sex and gender bias in medicine but also table practical solutions with the featured projects. Thus, Care4everyBody acts like an amplifier for the projects, while from unity comes the strength to actively meet with policymakers.
“Women have delays in diagnosis for the most common and deadly conditions, and a greater likelihood of receiving a psychiatric diagnosis for physical symptoms”
Meet the supervisory board members
The supervisory board is the backbone of the platform, this gathering of high-profile doctors from very different background created Care4everyBody. The idea of the project is so simple, yet asks for true involvement from the supervisory board members.
They helped shape Care4everyBody and are now responsible for the admission of the featured projects. The members are the representatives of the platform and in this quality act as ambassadors in events and conferences but also meet with the policymakers to advocate for improving health policies.
The supervisory board has interdisciplinary representation with experts from a broad range of areas, e.g. cardiology, emergency medicine, gynaecology, psychiatry, economy, public safety, etc.
Prof. Dr Chiara Benedetto
Prof. Dr Chiara Benedetto is specialised in gynaecology and obstetrics and holds a PhD in biochemistry at the Brunel University, UK. She is currently Director of the School of Specialisation in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Torino, Italy. Previously, she was President of the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) from 2011 to 2014. During her presidency, two documents on the Standards of Care for Women’s Health in Europe were presented to the European Parliament.
Prof. Dr Angela Maas
Prof. Dr Angela Maas is a pioneer in gender research in cardiology. She holds the chair of Cardiology for Women at the Radboud University in the Netherlands. Prof. Dr Maas published the book Heart for Women in 2019 as the result of decades of research. She is affiliated with the Association of Dutch Women Doctors where she represents the interests of female doctors, and advocates for gender-specific medicine into training and practice. In 2021, Prof. Dr Maas will be the Dutch UN women’s representative 2020/21 and will address the United Nations in New York in October 2021.
Dr Alyson McGregor
Dr McGregor is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is the co-founder and director for the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine at Brown University’s Department of Emergency Medicine in 2014. Dr McGregor is the co-founder of the American organization Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative which aims to foster the integration of a sex and gender approach into medical education, curricula and training of future physicians to improve inclusive healthcare. Dr McGregor is also the author of the book Sex Matters where she discusses how male-centric medicine endangers women’s health and shares suggestions of practical solutions.
Prof. Dr Jacky Nizard
Prof. Dr Jacky Nizard is an obstetrician-gynecologist at Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, and a professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Sorbonne. He is a specialist in maternal medicine, including maternal chronic diseases, with a special emphasis on maternal cardiology, and is an editor for the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Prof. Dr Nizard is the current president of the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG).
Prof. Dr Fedde Scheele
Prof. Dr Fedde Scheele is a gynaecologist and the dean at the OLVG Teaching Hospital in Amsterdam. He is a professor on health systems innovation and education at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Prof. Dr Scheele helped for the elaboration of the PACT programme within the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG).
Prof. Dr Gertraud (Turu) Stadler
Prof. Dr Gertraud Stadler is Director of the Institute of Gender in Medicine at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin since 2019. She is an expert in health psychology and conducts research on the health of women, men and couples. Previously, prof. Dr Stadler worked at the Hamburg University in the field of psychology. Later she got a position at the Columbia University in New York and she is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland since 2015.
Indre Banaityte is a Lithuanian resident doctor at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) in the Neurology department. She is interested in the gender differences for neurology and neurosciences disorders.