Women and gender in health

HRH2030 led a study that developed a sex-disaggregated leadership inventory to determine if female participation in leadership positions in the health and social services sectors increased after public or private sector institutions took specific measures or initiatives. The study also assessed the remaining gender...

In global health, gender competency enables health workers to identify how different norms, social constructs, roles, expectations, power differentials, opportunities, and constraints assigned to women, men, girls, and boys may influence behavior and choices. A gender-competent health worker strives to apply the needed knowledge,...

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...

HRH2030 and USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health developed a global gender-competency framework for family planning service providers to improve gender-awareness in health workers. This second edition includes many updates like examples from Ethiopia and the Philippines....

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...