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The LMG project is working with health leaders to develop and direct policies to support women’s participation as managers, leaders and governors in health systems – in addition to their roles as providers and users of health care services – and ensuring that these policies evolve into activities that will have a positive impact upon all levels of the health system.

A gender analysis of any given health system is an excellent starting point. The analysis poses two broad questions: How do gender relations affect the achievement of sustainable health outcomes? And how will health development strategies (including project interventions) affect gender relations and the relative status of women?

Gender mainstreaming is a strategy for making the concerns and experiences of women as well as men an integral part of the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies and programs in all political, economic, and societal spheres, so that women and men benefit equally, and inequality is not perpetuated.  The ultimate goal of mainstreaming is to achieve gender equality.

See Video interview of Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae, Director General of ECSA-HC speaking from Tanzania on the importance of women in leadership and governance roles in the sector of health

More testimony from dynamic women health leaders

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