Gender and health sector reform: analytical perspectives on African experience

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Abstract
This chapter argues that despite the silences, health sector reform models are implicitly gendered: that is, they have gender built inaudibly into their assumptions. The chapter explores analytical approaches the gendered nature and impacts of health sector reform: gender equity, women’s health needs and gendered health systems frameworks. Our objective is conceptual: to examine health sector reform through a gender ‘lens’, considering how the reform framework is gendered and the extent to which that gendered process may operate to the detriment of women, especially poor women. We illustrate our arguments with empirical evidence drawn largely but not exclusively from Africa, and consider implications of the analysis particularly for the African context.
Year of Publication
2006
Book Title
Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context: Uncovering the Gendered Structure of 'the Social'
Number of Pages
237-257,
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
City
Basingstoke, UK
ISBN Number
140399630X
URL
http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=274587
Series Title
Social Policy in a Development Context Series