Delivered by Women, Led by Men: A Gender and Equity Analysis of the Global Health and Social Workforce

“Since women account for 70% of the health and social care workforce, gaps in health worker supply will not be closed without addressing the gender dynamics of the health and social workforce. The female health and social care workers who deliver the majority of care in all settings face barriers at work not faced by their male colleagues. This not only undermines their own well-being and livelihoods, it also constrains progress on gender equality and negatively impacts health systems and the delivery of quality care. This report will inform the next phase of the work of the Global Health Workforce Network GEH, which seeks to use these research findings to advocate gender-transformative policy and action.”

pp. 26-28

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