Gender health equity over the life course: Identifying and overcoming the barriers women face in accessing health systems in low-resource settings

The Taskforce on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases are hosting a side-event at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research under the theme of 'Leaving no one behind: health systems that deliver for all'. Evidence shows that there are differences in how women and men experience disease and other health issues, and in how they access and are treated by health systems. It is essential that we establish a better understanding of these differences and the barriers women face in accessing the care they need, especially in low-resource settings
This interactive session is designed to facilitate discussion around effective solutions for health systems that deliver for all. Participants can expect a showcase of findings from programmes and research in Africa and Asia that seek to address gaps in women's access to health services for non-communicable diseases throughout the life course. Case studies covering early childhood, adolescence, reproductive and older women's health will highlight how data, technology and innovative collaborations can support gender-equitable healthcare
The session will be moderated by Jill Keesbury of Management Systems for Health. Contributors include:
  • The George Institute for Global Health: Jagnoor Jagnoor presenting findings from India, Dr Huan Chen and Dr Shobhana Nagraj presenting findings from China and India
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Dr. Sara Berkelhamer, American Academy of Pediatrics, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and India; Dr Nicolette Nabukeera, Ugandan Pediatrics Association
  • Population Council: Salisu Ishaku from Nigeria and Sharif Hussein from Bangladesh
  • Jhpiego: Enriquito Lu presenting findings from Botswana and Tanzani

​ Please RSVP here to secure your place.