Gender equity in health sector reform.
For example, through the project "Gender, Equity and Health Sector Reform in Chile," the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has provided technical and financial support for the establishment of an Observatory on Gender Equity in Health, which recently was left to the participating civil society organizations. The Observatory offers tools for monitoring and evaluating the impact of these public health policies and for strengthening civil society organizations to undertake advocacy for equity in health, especially with regard to gender. For more information, visit the Observatory's website, www.observatoriogenerosalud.cl.
In addition, since 1998 the Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network has offered the International Courses on Gender Perspectives in Health as part of the Itinerant University project in the region. Through the overarching focus of "Gender, Globalization and Health Sector Reform," the Itinerant University applies a gender perspective to the process of health sector reform in the context of globalization and the neoliberal model, which have led to a paradigm shift from health as a right to health as a commodity with a clear impact on the health of women. For more information, visit LACWHN's website, www.reddesalud.org.
As a contribution to these processes of reflection and monitoring, we offer the following article comparing reform experiences in the region. The author, Argentinean expert Debora Tajer, presented this material in the context of LACWHN's first English-language Itinerant University in Suriname, December 2005.
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|Publication:||Women's Health Journal|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2007|
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