Research summary: Exploring gender and leadership in health systems

March 2015
Veloshnee Govender, Chinyere Mbachu, Kelly Muraya

This research summary describes a project taking place in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa under the Governance research theme. 

The research aims to explore and understand the gendered career and leadership experiences of senior healthcare managers in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Promotion of gender equality and empowerment has gained momentum in these three contexts with legislation and policies being put in place to advance this. This study will contribute to understanding of leadership development and organisational processes and structures specific to the health sector.

Governance Gender and leadership