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The role of women's leadership and gender equity in leadership and health system strengthening.

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Dhatt, R, Theobald, Sally ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9053-211X, Buzuzi, S, Ros, B, Vong, S, Muraya, K, Molyneux, S, Hawkins, K, González-Beiras, C, Ronsin, K, Lichtenstein, D, Wilkins, K, Thompson, K, Davis, K and Jackson, C (2017) 'The role of women's leadership and gender equity in leadership and health system strengthening.'. Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics, Vol 2, e8.

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Abstract

Gender equity is imperative to the attainment of healthy lives and wellbeing of all, and promoting gender equity in leadership in the health sector is an important part of this endeavour. This empirical research examines gender and leadership in the health sector, pooling learning from three complementary data sources: literature review, quantitative analysis of gender and leadership positions in global health organisations and qualitative life histories with health workers in Cambodia, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The findings highlight gender biases in leadership in global health, with women underrepresented. Gender roles, relations, norms and expectations shape progression and leadership at multiple levels. Increasing women's leadership within global health is an opportunity to further health system resilience and system responsiveness. We conclude with an agenda and tangible next steps of action for promoting women's leadership in health as a means to promote the global goals of achieving gender equity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84.4 Quality of Health Care
W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84 Health services. Delivery of health care
WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 309 Women's health
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1017/gheg.2016.22
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 10:53
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 15:19
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/8783

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