Why gender mainstreaming is important when planning and implementing health interventions: examples from COMDIS-HSD

This briefing for planners of health interventions outlines examples on disease prevention, pre-diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment

Abstract

COMDIS-HSD is a Research Programme Consortium funded by the Department for International Development. They carry out research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB, malaria, HIV and non-communicable diseases, within primary care and community settings. Their focus is on making care effective and more acceptable to patients, families and communities.

This COMDIS briefing is aimed at planners of health intervention. Many of the projects undertaken as part of the COMDIS-HSD research programme consortium have exemplified the importance of gender mainstreaming during health intervention design and assessment. This briefing outlines some relevant issues and examples, loosely grouped under the headings disease prevention, pre-diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment.

This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s COMDIS-HSD Programme which is led by the University of Leeds .

Citation

COMDIS. (2015) Why gender mainstreaming is important when planning and implementing health interventions: examples from COMDIS-HDS. COMDIS-HSD Policy Brief, 6pp

Why gender mainstreaming is important when planning and implementing health interventions: examples from COMDIS-HSD

Published 1 September 2015