We are delighted to announce the publication of our journal supplement on gender and health systems research!
This supplement brings a gender lens to bear on the health system, uncovering new learning which can help us to build more equitable and people-centred research, policy, and practice globally and in different low- and middle-income countries. The papers cover a range of health issues and health systems areas and use a range of methods. The findings demonstrate that gender intersects with other axes of inequity within specific contexts to shape experiences of health and health seeking within households, communities and health systems. The supplement is an important step in drawing together emerging evidence on gender and health systems and encouraging others to adopt a similar lens.
For additional information about this supplement read Kate Hawkins’ blog on the Health Policy and Planning website, or listen to this podcast where authors Sally Theobald and Kui Muraya discuss why they think gender analysis is important within health systems research.
To view the supplement visit Health Policy and Planning.
Editorial (Sally Theobald et al): The importance of gender analysis in research for health systems strengthening
Original article (Sophie Witter et al): Minding the gaps: health financing, universal health coverage and gender
Original article (Rosemary Morgan et al): Gender dynamics affecting maternal health and health care access and use in Uganda
Original article (Tumaini Nyamhanga et al): Prevention Of Mother To Child Transmission Of Hiv In Tanzania: Assessing Gender Mainstreaming On Paper
Original article (Kelly Muraya et al): “If it’s issues to do with nutrition…I can decide…”: Gendered decision-making in joining community-based child nutrition interventions within rural coastal Kenya
Original article (Fiona Samuels et al): Psychosocial support for adolescent girls in post-conflict settings: beyond a health systems approach
Original article (Sophie Witter et al): The gendered health workforce: mixed methods analysis from four fragile and post-conflict contexts