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Research to support evidence-informed decisions on optimizing gender equity in health workforce policy and planning

This thematic series in Human Resources for Health explores how enhanced research, monitoring, and evaluation of health workforce policy and planning options can help to optimize gender equity within and across health occupations. The series aims to support countries at all levels of development striving to achieve and sustain the global development goals of health workforce strengthening and gender equality.

The series will close to new submissions on 30 April 2020. During submission authors should select the option to submit to a thematic series and choose this series from the list.

In this thematic series, we are calling for submissions focusing on research concerning the monitoring, evaluation and accountability of HRH policy options through a gender equity lens.

We are particularly interested to receive manuscripts advancing the use of data and methodologies that could be reproducible across different country contexts. Manuscripts should describe how the methods can be used to build capacity among researchers, decision makers and other health system stakeholders to inform smarter HRH policies. Not all sex-disaggregated analyses will yield findings of inequalities, but it remains important that gender is considered as a core component to policy evaluation. Submissions with female first or joint-first authors are also highly encouraged. 

The WHO Gender Equity Hub advocates for the improvement of data and evidence in the field, and therefore it supports  this thematic series as part of the ongoing work on gender equity in the health workforce.  Any opinion, finding and conclusion or recommendation expressed in the Editorial or any article published in this series are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the WHO.

Series Editor, Neeru Gupta.

  1. Around the world, there is a significant difference in the proportion of women with access to leadership in healthcare with respect to men. This article studies gender imbalance and wage gap in managerial, exe...

    Authors: Lucero Soledad Rivera-Romano, Cristobal Fresno, Enrique Hernández-Lemus, Mireya Martínez-García and Maite Vallejo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:21

    Content type: Research

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  2. The feminisation of the global health workforce presents a unique challenge for human resource policy and health sector reform which requires an explicit gender focus. Relatively little is known about changes ...

    Authors: Geordan Shannon, Nicole Minckas, Des Tan, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Neha Batura and Jenevieve Mannell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:72

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2019 17:84

  3. Family medicine (FM) residents choose among a range of options as they enter practice, including practice model, clinical domains, settings, and populations. The choices they make have implications for primary...

    Authors: Miriam Ruth Lavergne, Andrea Gonzalez, Megan Alyssa Ahuja, Lindsay Hedden and Rita McCracken

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:67

    Content type: Research

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  4. Gender equity remains a challenge across various labor markets with the health market being no exception. Despite the increased influx of women into health professions, horizontal and vertical occupational gen...

    Authors: Nour El Arnaout, Rana F. Chehab, Bayan Rafii and Mohamad Alameddine

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:52

    Content type: Review

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  5. Despite increasing popularity among health organizations of pay for performance (P4P) for the provision of comprehensive care for chronic non-communicable diseases, evidence of its effectiveness in improving h...

    Authors: Neeru Gupta, René Lavallée and James Ayles

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:40

    Content type: Research

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