Gender Equity in Health

Gender Equity in Health

This volume brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, biology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, economics and political science, who focus on three areas: health disparities and inequity due to gender, ...

Author: Gita Sen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135238162

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 340

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This volume brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, biology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, economics and political science, who focus on three areas: health disparities and inequity due to gender, the specific problems women face in meeting the highest attainable standards of health, and the policies and actions that can address them. Highlighting the importance of intersecting social hierarchies (e.g. gender, class and ethnicity) for understanding health inequities and their implications for health policy, contributors detail and recommend policy approaches and agendas that incorporate, but go beyond commonly acknowledged issues relating to women’s health and gender equity in health.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Gender Equity in the Medical Profession

Gender Equity in the Medical Profession

Featuring research on topics such as gender diversity, leadership roles, and imposter syndrome, this book is ideally designed for health professionals, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, hospital directors, board members, activists, ...

Author: Bellini, Maria Irene

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522596004

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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The presence of women in the practice of medicine extends back to ancient times; however, up until the last few decades, women have comprised only a small percentage of medical students. The gradual acceptance of women in male-dominated specialties has increased, but a commitment to improving gender equity in the medical community within leadership positions and in the academic world is still being discussed. Gender Equity in the Medical Profession delivers essential discourse on strategically handling discrimination within medical school, training programs, and consultancy positions in order to eradicate sexism from the workplace. Featuring research on topics such as gender diversity, leadership roles, and imposter syndrome, this book is ideally designed for health professionals, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, hospital directors, board members, activists, instructors, researchers, academicians, and students seeking coverage on strategies that tackle gender equity in medical education.
Categories: Social Science

Gender Women and Primary Health Care Renewal

Gender  Women and Primary Health Care Renewal

Furthermore, the paper provides examples of what has worked and how, and ends with an agenda for action to strengthen the work of policy-makers, their advisers and development partners as well as practitioners as they seek to integrate ...

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241564038

Category: Medical

Page: 76

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This discussion paper brings together evidence and experience from around the world focusing on making health systems more gender responsive. There is a need to examine the various barriers as well as opportunities in order to make health systems work better for women, which has been a special concern for several decades now, by using a gender equality and health equity perspective. The paper uses a framework that combines WHO's six building blocks for health systems and the primary health care reforms propounded in the World Health Report 2008 on primary health care. Furthermore, the paper provides examples of what has worked and how, and ends with an agenda for action to strengthen the work of policy-makers, their advisers and development partners as well as practitioners as they seek to integrate gender equality perspectives into health systems strengthening, including primary health care (PHC) reforms.
Categories: Medical

Project H

Project H

Author: Instituto Promundo (Organization : Brazil)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:63126859

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 314

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Categories: AIDS (Disease)

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

An authoritative, state-of-the-art reference collection, bringing together international experts to examine the key issues and core debates related to gender and healthcare.

Author: E. Kuhlmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230290334

Category: Social Science

Page: 482

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An authoritative, state-of-the-art reference collection, bringing together international experts to examine the key issues and core debates related to gender and healthcare. A vital resource for a wide range of academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers.
Categories: Social Science

Gender and Health Sector Reform Theory and Evidence

Gender and Health Sector Reform  Theory and Evidence

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Economy - Health Economics, grade: 2,0, University of Göttingen, 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The health sector is facing cost explosions for various reasons.

Author: Oliver Hedderich

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638731829

Category:

Page: 56

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Economy - Health Economics, grade: 2,0, University of Gottingen, 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Reforming the health sector is a complex issue with implications on equity. Since women are particularly vulnerable in health issues, this paper deals with the effects of health sector reforms on gender and equity. Therefore, it describes what kind of challenges the different health systems around the world have to face and how policy responds. The different components of health sector reforms are researched towards the effect on gender equity., abstract: The health sector is facing cost explosions for various reasons. Facing limited resources contemporary politics tend to focus on the reduction of costs when talking about reforming the health sector. Reforming the health sector is a complex issue with implications on equity. Since women are particularly vulnerable in health issues, this paper deals with the effects of health sector reforms on gender and equity. Therefore, it describes what kind of challenges the different health systems around the world have to face and how policy responds. The different components of health sector reforms are researched towards the effect on gender equity. Figures and examples are used to prove the evidence of the subject and the implications on gender issues. This paper concludes that women are often disadvantaged in access to health care due to barriers in access to remuneration and cultural barriers within families. This affects women's health status. A major challenge in this context is to promote the participation of women in order to adjust reforms and components of services to their needs.
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Aspiration for health How can a focus on gender bring change in Southern Sudan

Aspiration for health   How can a focus on gender bring change in Southern Sudan

Essay from the year 2003 in the subject Health - Miscellaneous, grade: A (1,0), University of London (Institute of Education), course: Basisgesundheitswesen in Entwicklungslaendern, language: English, abstract: [...] Concurrently, the ...

Author: Birgit Noack

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638256759

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 20

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Essay from the year 2003 in the subject Health Science, grade: A (1,0), University of London (Institute of Education), course: Basisgesundheitswesen in Entwicklungslaendern, 36 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: [...] Concurrently, the profound gender inequity of the world’s resource distribution, a key determinant of health, contiues: “Women are half the world’s population, yet they do two-thirds of the world’s work, earn one-tenth of the world’s income, and own less than one-hundredth of the world’s property (UN, 1985:337)” This is true particularly in low- income countries, where the majority of girls and women are deprived of adequate health care, education and decision-making power, leading to illiteracy, malnutrition, abuse, chronic illness and premature death (The World Bank, 1994; UN, 2000). Current news headlines echo this problem: African women are 175 times more likely to die in childbirth and pregnancy than Westerners are (BBC news, 20 October 2003). Sudan, a country marked by extreme poverty due to chronic civil war, compounded by natural disasters, also reflects these gender inequities. The few statistics available show a lower primary education enrolment ratio for girls (41.9); a high maternal mortality ratio of 1500 (per 100 000 live births) and only 10% of parliament seats are taken up by women (UN, 2003). 6 The denial of women’s equity and health rights has profound consequences upon the health, development and survival of children. Research across the developing world indicates that, after maternal death, more than 95% of infants died within one year, with a girl child having an even less chance of survival than a boy (The World Bank 1994; Winikoff, 1988). Clearly, girls and women need to be the focus of all PHC initiatives if public health is to be enhanced. Focussing upon women in order to improve health is not a recent notion, but has been promoted since the UN sponsored Women’s Decade in 1976-85 (Moser, 1993). Thus, the question arises why only minor success appear to be noticeable, and how this conceptual framework can be applied into the context of a complex emergency like in Sudan. Therefore, this essay will firstly outline the evolution of a gender approach towards health and development, elucidating its underlying principles, objectives and achievements. It will briefly explicate the socio-economic and cultural context of a Dinka community in Southern Sudan through a ‘gender lens’ and critically reflect upon PHC programmes, with reference to the author’s personal work experience.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Gender Mainstreaming in the Health Sector

Gender Mainstreaming in the Health Sector

This is the consensus built up in a series of workshops in different regions of the Commonwealth on what is the most effective way of applying Gender Management System principles and methodology to the health sector.

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 0850927331

Category: Social Science

Page: 87

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This is the consensus built up in a series of workshops in different regions of the Commonwealth on what is the most effective way of applying Gender Management System principles and methodology to the health sector. This manual should assist other countries in adapting mainstreaming.
Categories: Social Science

Boutique Health

Boutique Health

Gender has been brought explicitly into public discussion about health, both in Australia and elsewhere, primarily through discourses on {145}women{146}s health{146}, {145}men{146}s health{146} and, more recently, {145}gender equity and ...

Author: Toni Schofield

Publisher:

ISBN: 1864876255

Category: Medical policy

Page: 80

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Categories: Medical policy