Policy makers should consider gender at all levels of the health system, and in all activities. This would lead to a more equitable health system that serves everyone, and meets health goals. Many policy makers are interested in gender equity, but lack guidance on how to implement changes in the health system. Questions of gender […]
The importance of taking account of gender in the attainment of good health outcomes is well documented. Engendering health systems governance would not only lead to better health outcomes for people of various genders but also potentially harness the power of the health system to act on gender inequity in society more broadly. Health systems […]
Identifying the urban poor and increasing their access to basic health services is difficult for policy makers as currently there are no data at the local level. As part of COMDIS, HERD International is working in Pokhara (Nepal) to stimulate multi-sectoral responses to create an urban health system able to improve health and social outcomes […]
This short video summarizes the findings from a project exploring gender mainstreaming within Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS guidelines in Tanzania. This video can also be found on YouTube.
This brief summarises a longer paper on women’s leadership in the health sector and draws together evidence from the global level, Zimbabwe, and Cambodia to illustrate some of the barriers and enablers of gender equity. In many countries, more than 75% of people engaged and working in global health are women, but this proportion of […]
This article poses questions, challenges, and dilemmas for health system researchers striving to better understand how gender shapes accountability mechanisms, by critically examining the relationship between accountability and gender in health systems. It raises three key considerations, namely that: (1) power and inequities are centre stage: power relations are critical to both gender and accountability, […]