Forty Years Later – Let’s Not be Gender Blind in Primary Health Care

STATEMENT BY WOMEN IN GLOBAL HEALTH on DRAFT ASTANA DECLARATION ON PRIMARY HEALTH CARE: FROM ALMA-ATA TOWARDS UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS Women in Global Health (WGH) strongly supports the commitment made by world leaders in in the Declaration of Alma-Ata 1978 to achieve health for all through Primary Health Care (PHC). We believe that the commitment to Universal Health Coverage (UHC), agreed to by world leaders in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3, Target 3.8), is the visionary goal that can deliver health for all. PHC and UHC are mutually reinforcing. PHC is essential to meeting the right to health for all people everywhere and therefore esse

Engaging Men in the Gender Equality discussion: a conversation with Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier

Benjamin Mason Meier is an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Scholar at Georgetown Law School’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and a consultant to international organizations, national governments, and non-governmental organizations. Dr. Meier’s interdisciplinary research — at the intersection of public health, international law, and public policy — examines the development, evolution, and application of human rights in global health. We sat down with Dr. Meier to get his thoughts on male engagement in gender equality. WGH: In what ways have you noticed gender inequality at the leadership level during your

Engaging Men in the Gender Equality discussion: a conversation with Arush Lal, IntraHealth Internati

Arush Lal is the Global Policy and Advocacy Associate at IntraHealth International and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, as well as a Fellow with the Global Health Corps. There, he supports strategic refinement and expansion of advocacy and policy efforts to support health workforce development and health systems strengthening, serving as a key liaison to partners in US government, officials in Congress, multilateral agencies, country offices, and civil society/private sector organizations. We sat down with Arush to ask him his opinions on gender equality and how men can engage in the conversation. ​​ WGH: In what ways have you noticed gender inequality at the leadership level during y

Spring 2018 ED letter

We've had an exciting and busy spring season here at Women in Global Health (WGH), both internally and externally! Not only were we able to attend and participate in several high profile events, we were able to engage new audiences and sectors in the gender equality discussion. We were also able to progress the discussion of gender equality in global health leadership through articles, blogs, and online webinars/twitter chats. And although having to say goodbye to some core members of the team, we were thrilled to welcome in some talented individuals into the organization. Heading into the summer months, fresh from our 2018 Annual Retreat, I am taking a moment to reflect back on some of our

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