Regina Benjamin on women in healthcare

Julia talks to Regina Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, who was appointed under President Obama. Regina shares her concerns over Covid-19’s disproportionate impact on ethnic minority populations, how she rebuilt her solo rural medical practice following its destruction by Hurricane Katrina, so she could continue treating a community 80% of whom are below the poverty line, and how she fought back when labelled “too obese” to be Surgeon General.

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