This short video summarizes the findings from a project exploring differences in receiving family care among the elderly in China. The presentation was a part of a webinar exploring the role of gender in health systems. This video is also available on YouTube.
This short video summarizes the findings from a project exploring key gender-related factors affecting health workers’ career progression in Zimbabwe. The presentation was a part of a webinar exploring the role of gender in health systems. This video is also available on YouTube.
Gender equity is imperative to the attainment of healthy lives and wellbeing of all, and promoting gender equity in leadership in the health sector is an important part of this endeavour. This empirical research examines gender and leadership in the health sector, pooling learning from three complementary data sources: literature review, quantitative analysis of gender […]
Receiving an award is an accolade. Awards validate and bring visibility, help attract funding, hasten career advancement, and can consolidate career accomplishments. Yet, in the fields of public health and medicine, few women receive them. Between seven public health and medicine awards from diverse countries, the chances of a woman receiving a prize was nine […]
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 […]
Women account for the vast majority of the global health workforce, but they are under-represented in leadership positions. Gender inequity restricts entry into the health sector, career progression, access to professional education opportunities, and motivation. The effects of war Gender disparities in health leadership are also prevalent in post-conflict settings, where incentives to motivate health workers, particularly women, to continue working […]
This editorial discusses a collection of papers examining gender across a range of health policy and systems contexts, from access to services, governance, health financing, and human resources for health. The papers interrogate differing health issues and core health systems functions using a gender lens. Together they produce new knowledge on the multiple impacts of […]
In a webinar in 2015 on health financing and gender, the question was raised why we need to focus on gender, given that a well-functioning system moving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will automatically be equitable and gender balanced. This article provides a reflection on this question from a panel of health financing and gender […]
Although gender mainstreaming has been long recognized as a strategy for addressing gender inequalities and associated negative health outcomes; its implementation has remained a challenge, even in the area of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Despite recognition of gender in Tanzania’s political arena and prioritization of PMTCT by the health sector, there […]
Adaptive and adequately resourced health systems are necessary to achieve good health outcomes in post-conflict settings, however domains beyond the health system are also critical to ensure broader wellbeing. This paper focuses on the importance of psychosocial support services for adolescent girls in fragile contexts. Its starting point is that adolescence is a pivotal time […]