Co-Directors Of Global Health 50/50 Discuss Role Of Gender Dynamics In NCDs, Overall Health Outcomes
PLOS Blogs’ “Global Health”: Gender and NCDs: Benign neglect in the face of a gaping window of opportunity
Kent Buse, chief of strategic policy directions at UNAIDS, and Sarah Hawkes, professor of global health at the University College London (UCL) and founding director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health at UCL, both co-founders and co-directors of Global Health 50/50, discuss how gender impacts noncommunicable disease (NCD) rates and call on the High-Level Commission on NCDs, which will meet in September, to “bring gender centrally into approaches to address the NCD epidemic” (5/14).
BMJ Opinion: Kent Buse and Sarah Hawkes: Gender — global health’s dirty little secret
Buse and Hawkes discuss the impact of gender dynamics on health outcomes and argue that global health organizations need to understand these impacts, writing, “What we are calling for is all global health organizations to understand how gender dynamics impact on their strategy, objectives, target populations, and interventions (as well as on their staffing). This seems to us the only route to achieve the ambitious health-related targets established in Agenda 2030 — which also seeks to leave no one behind” (5/15).