Gender, Equity, Human Rights, and PHC “Community of Practice” Session

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2022•02•22    13:30 - 15:00

    Gender, Equity, Human Rights, and PHC “Community of Practice” Session 

    for the WHO-Government of Canada project: “Strengthening local and National Primary Health Care and Health Systems for the recovery and resilience of countries in the context of COVID-19”

    As part of the ongoing series of CoP sessions, WHO will be having their February GER and PHC CoP session on 22 February 2022, 13h30-15h00 CET, which will focus on ‘‘Gender mainstreaming and PHC”.

    Below is the session agenda.

    13:30-13:40 Greeting and overview– Theadora Koller, Senior Technical Advisor, Health Equity, GER/DGO, and Shannon Barkley, Technical Officer, PHC-SP/HQ on behalf of the GER and PHC CoP organizers (10 mins)
    13:40-14:25 Panel on gender and PHC:

    o   What we mean by Gender mainstreaming and Gender Analysis – Isabel Yordi Aguirre, Technical Officer, Gender and Human Rights, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/EURO) (15 mins)

    o   Optimising the community health workforce through gender equity: A gender analysis of Community Health Worker (CHW) policies in Mozambique, Niger and ZambiaJohanna Riha, Research Fellow, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health on behalf of Asha George, University of the Western Cape (South Africa), and Sagri Singh, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (15 mins)

    o   A resource: updated WHO manual on gender mainstreaming for health programme managers –Evelyn Boy-Mena, Technical Officer for Gender, GER/DGO, and Claudia Isabel Marques de Abreu Lopes and TK Sundari Ravindran, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) (15 mins)

    14:25-14:55 Feedback, additional resources and Questions and answers (30 mins)

    Additional resources:

    §  Sharing of WHO/PAHO work on ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Health: Advances and Challenges in the Region of the Americas’ publication- Catharina Cuellar, Advisor, Gender and Health, World Health Organization Regional Office for Americas/ Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO)

    14:55-15:00 Wrapping up, next steps/readings and close (5 mins)

    Note: this will include an overview of the template to be considered for the Country Office presentations during the March and April COPs on GER activities conducted through the grant.

    Webinar details

    • February 22, 8:30 pm MYT
    • Zoom link:
    • Meeting ID: 988 4898 8373
    • Passcode: d31.Duja (Please be careful not to leave a space before or after)

    Kindly note that the session will be recorded and the link will be shared later (in case of being unable to attend the session).