In the Cambridge University Press Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics, Part of the Women in Global Health collection
Authors: C. Newman, P.K. Chama, M. Mugisha, C.W. Matsik, and V. Oketcho
The paper distils results from a review of relevant literature and two gender analyses to highlight reasons for gender imbalances in senior roles in global health and ways to address them. Organizations, leadership, violence and discrimination, research and human resource management are all gendered. Supplementary materials from gender analyses in two African health organizations demonstrate how processes such as hiring, deployment and promotion, and interpersonal relations, are not ‘gender-neutral’ and that gendering processes shape privilege, status and opportunity in these health organizations.