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Seminar Recording: Why Gender Data Matters in Public Health

This seminar first aired live January 28th, 2022.  Speakers:  Gender norms and stereotypes affect not only our health needs, exposure to health risks, and health-seeking behavior, but are also inextricably linked to health systems affecting how healthcare is delivered, the quality of care provided, who has access to it, how it is financed, as well […]

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Differences between Sex Disaggregated Data and Gendered Health Data

Sex is a crucial determinant of health, and it has been proven that disease outcomes, occurrences, and health care needs differ for women and men. Sex disaggregated data are typically collected and analyzed in two biological categories: males and females, and then used to develop programs and policies to improve health outcomes.   However, sex disaggregated […]

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Inequity Assessments: What They are and Why We Need Them

The registration of births and deaths, including cause of death, and the inclusion of other vital events through CRVS systems, provides people with access to benefits and protections and allows governments to collect and use data for policy and decision-making. CRVS systems that are continuous, compulsory, permanent and universal are at the root of good […]

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What Works in Gender and Health in the United Nations: Lessons Learned from Cases of Successful Gender Integration across Five UN Agencies

In 2021, the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) worked with five UN agencies that operate under a health mandate to document and analyze what has worked institutionally and programmatically to promote gender equality in health over the last 25 years. Through a collaborative practice-based learning approach, the project studied 14 cases […]

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How Gender Norms, Roles, and Relations affect Population Health

Gender norms are the ideas about how males, females and people of other genders should act in a particular culture according to custom. Gender roles are the learned behaviors considered to be appropriate to our sex and gender, as determined by prevailing cultural norms. Gender relations intersect with other influences on social relations – age, […]

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Seminar Recording: Key Ingredients for Driving Gender Equity in Health Data

This seminar first aired live on February 25, 2022. Moderator: Dr. Michelle Kaufman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health   Speakers:  Dr. Johanna Riha, Research Fellow in Gender and Health Hub, UNU-IIGH, Malaysia  Dr. Purna Sen, Visiting Professor, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University  Dr. Rohini Prabha Pande, Senior Health Specialist, World […]

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