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Many global health organisations fail to act on gender equality

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 08 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1103
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

Many of the world’s leading global health organisations do not follow gender balanced policies or have gender equality practices in place, a report1 from an independent research initiative has claimed.

Fewer than a third of the group define gender in a manner that is consistent with global norms—a prerequisite for effective and equitable programming, Global Health 50/50, an independent initiative that seeks to promote action and accountability for gender, said.

Amina Mohammed, United Nations deputy secretary-general, said in the report’s foreword that the findings showed …

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