Women and gender in health

Over the past five years, HRH2030 has worked in more than 30 countries to bolster the health workforce, improve health outcomes, and advance health for all. We support health workers by implementing activities to enhance productivity and performance; number, skill mix, competencies, and quality;...

HRH2030 has developed a range of resources to support health workforce development across the health worker life cycle. Our comprehensive resource library can be found here. Through the links below, you’ll find a collection of our three most-accessed tools and resources from 2019, along...

Although more people than ever before are using family planning services to satisfy their reproductive health intentions, the ambitious global goal of 120 million additional contraceptive users will not be met by 2020. New and different partnerships and strategies are needed to improve...

Empowering women to advance in healthcare leadership promotes a better response to the health needs of an entire population. HRH2030’s research into women’s leadership roles in Jordan’s health sector brought forth several recommendations including the establishment of a women’s health leadership network—what became the...

When women are economically empowered, they re-invest in their families and communities. This creates a ripple effect, increasing economic growth and contributing to global peace and stability. No other sector employs more women than health— 70 percent of the health workforce is made up...

Around the world, gender norms influence the ability of individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired family planning (FP) needs. Provider bias and power imbalances in client-provider and client-client interactions impact the quality and accessibility of FP reproductive health (RH) service providers who...

Video (June 25, 2018, short/2:35, long/6:17): On June 25, HRH2030 facilitated a national event in Jordan to promote women’s leadership in the health sector. At the event, HRH2030 disseminated its recent research on “Barriers and Enablers of Women’s Career Progression to Management Positions in...

To best strategize ways to reduce gender inequalities in Jordan’s public and private health sectors and to promote qualified women into the decision-making sphere, stakeholders, including government and health institutions, need to understand the barriers and enablers to women’s career advancement to management positions...

The Jordan Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Strategic Plan 2013-2017 lists both attracting new talent into the public health system and retaining staff as two of its biggest challenges. Because about 3.78 million people in Jordan — including refugees and marginalized populations — rely on...

The Government of Jordan recognizes the critical importance of an accessible and high-performing health workforce for the achievement of its universal health coverage objectives. One of the human resources for health (HRH) challenges identified by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Jordan is the underrepresentation...