Intended for healthcare professionals


Health organisations are slow to tackle gender inequality in workforce, report finds

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 07 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1084
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

Many health organisations around the world are making slow progress in tackling already identified longstanding problems of gender pay gaps and sexual harassment, a report has concluded.

The report,1 published on 7 March by Global Health 50/50, an independent initiative seeking to promote action and accountability for gender, analyses the policies and practices of 198 global health organisations covering an estimated 4.5 million employees. It is the second such annual report.

It shows that most organisations that are active in global health are failing to deliver on sexual harassment policies, gender pay gap reporting, and gender parity in leadership positions.

Data were gathered from October 2018 to February 2019 from a review of publicly available information on …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription