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Blog - 06 September 2017

We’re editing a new book on women’s leadership in global health | by Kate Hawkins

There is a growing interest in women’s role in global health leadership. We know that women are the majority of people working to improve health outcomes in communities, health facilities, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral organizations. So why is it that when it comes to leadership positions we have a governance system that privileges men and what can we do to redress the balance?

Blog - 09 August 2017

RinGs at the 23rd Canadian Conference on Global Health

On October 31 we will be running a training, "From gender blind to gender transformative global health research."

Sassy presenting
Blog - 26 July 2017

Global health ethics frameworks, embedded ethics and new approaches to vulnerability | by Bridget Pratt and Sassy Molyneux

We recently attended the 2017 Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference, aimed at promoting multidisciplinary and inclusive discussion of critically important ethical issues in global health. We were excited about several issues pertinent to health policy and systems research ethics discussed during this excellent meeting.

Blog - 22 June 2017

Evidence to accelerate progress toward meeting the need for family planning

Our colleague Sally Theobald will be presenting on building gender equitable health systems in post-conflict and crisis settings.

Blog - 29 May 2017

Webinar: Health Systems Research Ethics

Health systems research ethics is a relatively new and emerging field, with numerous normative and descriptive questions that have largely not been considered. This webinar will explore the ethical issues arising in health systems research projects which may be unique or nuanced relative to biomedical research.

Blog - 27 April 2017

Women & Global Health Leadership: Three things to consider | by Rosemary Morgan, Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGs): Building Stronger Health Systems, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

This blog discusses key themes that emerged during a session on women and global health leadership at the recent Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference.

Community Health Worker
Blog - 05 April 2017

Emerging issues related to gender and community health workers | by Kate Hawkins, Sally Theobald, Rosie Steege, Maryse Kok, Mohsin Sidat, Kingsley Chikaphupha, Ralalicia Limato, Hermen Ormel, Daniel Gemechu Datiko, Robinson Karuga

To celebrate International Women’s Day the REACHOUT Consortium held a symposium in Nairobi on “women in the changing world of work”. This symposium grew out of a recognition that the sex of the Community Health Worker (CHW) influences their interaction with the health system.

Blog - 22 March 2017

Evaluating public/community engagement: Implications for gender and ethics in health systems research | by Sassy Molyneux, Kemri-Wellcome Trust, Kenya

In this post, Sassy Molyneux discusses issues related to community engagement evaluation relevant for health policy and systems researchers interested in gender and ethics.

Community heaalth worker in Kenya
Blog - 17 March 2017

Women in the changing world of community health work | by Lynda Keeru

This blog explores gender and community health workers in the context of the theme of International Women's Day: "Women in the changing world of work".

Blog - 08 March 2017

International Women’s Day, women’s health & gender: Four things to consider as health practitioners and researchers | by Rosemary Morgan, Kui Muraya, Kate Hawkins, Sassy Molyneux, Linda Waldman

This blog explores the relationship between women's health and gender inequity, identifying key points for health practitioners and researchers to consider.

Blog - 02 March 2017

Reflections from the UCL gender and health launch | by Eleanor MacPherson, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

This blog discusses three key take home messages from the launch of the UCL Center for Gender and Health.

Blog - 27 February 2017

It is chilling: The Mexico City Policy, gender, and health systems | by Kate Hawkins, Rosemary Morgan, Linda Waldman, Helen Elsey, Rebecca King, Sally Theobald

This blog explores the Mexico City Policy in the context of health systems research, examining implications for the health systems community.

Blog - 22 February 2017

Putting the power and politics into health systems research | by Kate Hawkins, Sally Theobald, Helen Elsey, Rosemary Morgan, Linda Waldman

This blog explores the need to frame the next Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on issues related to power, politics, equity, and rights, while offering key areas for exploration.

Picture of Adnan Hyder
Blog - 06 February 2017

Promoting Women’s Leadership in Resource-Poor Settings | by Adnan Hyder, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

This blog explores issues surrounding women's health leadership in resource poor settings.

Conference session on power and privilege
Blog - 18 January 2017

Power and prejudice: How does inequity play out in the institutions and processes of health systems research?

This blog explores how power and privilege manifest within the institutions and processes of health systems research.

Gender Buttons
Blog - 13 December 2016

Gender and the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: Five things that stood out | by Rosemary Morgan and Kate Hawkins

This blog discusses five things that stood out in relation to gender at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.

Mind the gender gap
Blog - 09 December 2016

Five things I learned from the RinGs webinar on gender and health systems | by Kate Hawkins

This blog explores some of the key themes that were discussed during a recent webinar on the role of gender in health systems.

Image: busy clinic in a remote area
Blog - 05 December 2016

How gender roles and relations affect health workers’ training opportunities and career progression in rural Zimbabwe: Implications for equitable health systems | by Stephen Buzuzi, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Zimbabwe

This blog discusses key gender-related factors affecting health workers' training opportunities and career progression in Zimbabwe.

Mind the gender gap
News - 30 November 2016

Webinar: The Role of Gender within Health Systems

RinGs is hosting a webinar on the role of gender in health systems on December 8 2016.

Image from First Nations health report
Blog - 23 November 2016

Indigenous knowledge and intersectionality: “Incremental radicalism” and front line health workers | by Sally Theobald

Health Systems Global 2016 was opened by leaders of the Canadian First Nation community through song and dance and a discussion of how health has four components: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The First Nations Perspective on Health and Wellness stress the need for a balance between these aspects of wellness and that they are all nurtured together to create a holistic level of well-being. It struck me that this conceptualisation, together with intersectionality, is a good way to think creatively about ways forward in health systems, and in particular the experiences of frontline health workers.

Fees must fall
News - 03 November 2016

Power and prejudice: How does inequity play out in the institutions and processes of health systems research?

Join us at our session on power and prejudice in health systems research at #HSR2016.

CHW conference flyer
News - 28 October 2016

Symposium on Community Health Workers and their Contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Announcement of an upcoming conference on CHWs and the SDGs.

Men's health
Blog - 26 October 2016

Gender and Men’s Health: Changing the Discourse | by Nimali Widanapathirana, Eleanor Beth Whyle, Angela Y. Chang, Joseph O. Dodoo, and Rosemary Morgan

This blog discusses the role of gender on men's health and the discourse surrounding it.


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