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New Paper Offers Recommendations On Ways Global Health Organizations Can Correct Gender Imbalances In Leadership Roles

IntraHealth International: Four Ways Global Health Organizations Can Correct the Gender Imbalance in Their Own Leadership — and Beyond
In a recently released paper published in Global Health, Epidemiology, and Genomics, Constance Newman, senior team leader on gender equality and health at IntraHealth International; P.K. Chama, resource mobilization, communications, and marketing director at the Catholic Medical Mission Board; M. Mugisha of QD Consult Ltd. in Kampala, Uganda; C.W. Matsiko of MATSLINE Consult Ltd. in Kampala, Uganda; and Vincent Oketcho, Uganda country director at IntraHealth, discuss reasons behind current gender imbalances in global health leadership roles and recommend steps organizations can take to correct these imbalances, including, “Conduct participatory organizational gender analyses. … Identify the harms of gender stereotyping and implement strategies to eradicate them. … Use substantive equality principles in organizational governance and HR management. … Put special measures and enabling conditions in place” (1/24).