01 January 2021 – 31 December 2022
In 2019 UWC entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) to work together on advancing research and policy on gender and health from a global South perspective.
SOPH’s Asha George is a member of the Core Working Group for the Gender and Health Hub funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Under this MoU, SOPH will support gender and health activities in sub-Saharan Africa and undertake gender analysis in health systems (primary health care, human resources for health).
As a part of this collaboration, Asha George led the analysis on violence against women health workers as a part of the BMJ Series on Women’s Health and Gender Inequalities co-edited by WHO and UNU-IIGH.
UWC has been co-convening an open and consultative process to set research priorities on Gender and COVID-19. Since September 2020, over 400 participants, mostly from low- and middle-income country settings have been engaged, a research protocol finalised and five thematic reports drafted.