Gender, Women and Primary Health Care Renewal: A Discussion Paper
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
abortion address gender Alma-Ata Declaration areas assessment beneﬁts package caregivers carers clinical conditional cash transfers contraceptive cost countries determinants of health diseases ensure equity in health example family planning ﬁnancial ﬁnancing ﬁrst ﬁve gender equality gender gaps gender inequalities gender mainstreaming gender perspective gender-based Geneva groups health equity Health Impact Assessment health insurance health needs health outcomes health policies health research health sector health systems health workers health-care services identiﬁed impact implemented income quintile inequities in health inﬂuence insurance schemes integrating gender low-income mechanisms men’s ment monitoring patients policies and programmes population primary health promote gender equity providers range of services reﬂect Regional Ofﬁce reproductive health services responsibilities roles service delivery reforms settings sexual and reproductive signiﬁcant social determinants social franchising social health insurance Social protection health speciﬁc speciﬁc health strategies tion tive universal coverage vaccines women’s health World Health Organization