While Cambodia has made progress, it still has far to go to achieve equality in health leadership.
Sreytouch Vong , 2017 This short video summarizes the findings from a project exploring key constraining and enabling factors affecting women’s career advancement within the health sector in Cambodia. The presentation was a part of a webinar exploring the role of gender in health systems. More information about the study can be found here. This video can also […]
Gender equity is imperative to the attainment of healthy lives and wellbeing of all, and promoting gender equity in leadership in the health sector is an important part of this endeavour. This empirical research examines gender and leadership in the health sector, pooling learning from three complementary data sources: literature review, quantitative analysis of gender […]
This brief summarises a longer paper on women’s leadership in the health sector and draws together evidence from the global level, Zimbabwe, and Cambodia to illustrate some of the barriers and enablers of gender equity. In many countries, more than 75% of people engaged and working in global health are women, but this proportion of […]
Women account for the vast majority of the global health workforce, but they are under-represented in leadership positions. Gender inequity restricts entry into the health sector, career progression, access to professional education opportunities, and motivation. The effects of war Gender disparities in health leadership are also prevalent in post-conflict settings, where incentives to motivate health workers, particularly women, to continue working […]
Gender is often neglected in health systems, yet health systems are not gender neutral. Within health systems research, gender analysis seeks to understand how gender power relations create inequities in access to resources, the distribution of labour and roles, social norms and values, and decision-making. This paper synthesises findings from nine studies focusing on four […]