Addressing Women’s Leadership in the Health and Social Service Sectors .
Technical Brief | May 3, 2022
This brief compares trends from the three studies to help inform policies and interventions that support women’s career advancement to leadership and decision-making positions.
Women comprise 70 percent of health and social care workers globally and contribute US$3 trillion annually to global health, half in the form of unpaid care work. Evidence suggests linkages between women’s leadership in health and a more responsive health system with more equitable health outcomes. Despite the evidence, women are woefully underrepresented in leadership positions. Gender dynamics in the health workforce are underexplored, leading to missed opportunities in leadership and governance.
Through this technical brief, the HRH2030 program presents the lessons learned about strategies to increase women’s leadership in the health and care sector based on research conducted in Jordan, Senegal, and Madagascar.
- Brief Addressing Women’s Leadership in the Health and Social Service Sectors: Learning from Jordan, Senegal, and Madagascar
- Report Trends of Women in Leadership in Madagascar’s Health and Social Service Sectors
- Report Rise of Women in Leadership in Senegal’s Health and Social Action Sector
- Poster Evidence-based Interventions to Promote Women in Health Management in Jordan