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.