Women and Girls Metrics: Influencing Shifts in Global Health Financing


When: Tuesday, June 4, 6:30am–8am **Pastries and coffee will be provided**
Where: Women Deliver Conference (! Room 221, Level 2
Who: You! (if you are registered for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference)

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Gender influences all health outcomes as barriers exist at differing levels, from the individual to the household to the community, thus impacting global level efforts to achieve Health for All. Public health interventions cannot effectively meet a country’s needs unless informed by sex-disaggregated data and gender-sensitive analysis.

Today it is clearer than ever that ensuring peace and prosperity for people and the planet — the aim of the Sustainable Development Goals — cannot be achieved without also ensuring that women and girls are at the center of planning, programming, and policy development. Efforts are underway to better measure impacts of development programs on gender outcomes, and vice versa. Increasingly, the global development community is demanding sex-disaggregated data.

In a changing global health financing landscape, it's especially critical that sex-disaggregated data to inform decision making. By 2030, more than 35 countries will experience a change in funding from one or more of the largest global health funders, including the Global Fund; GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance; the World Bank’s International Development Association; and the GPEI. Together, these transitions are likely to have a significant impact on health systems and access to quality health care, particularly in countries that are dependent on multiple sources of external support. Without ambitious gender specific data as a metric for these transitions, women and girls will be vulnerable when gaps in health systems are revealed.

Join ACTION's interactive session, titled "Women and Girls Metrics: Influencing Shifts in Global Health Financing," to explore how gender data can be leveraged to inform health transitions' inequality parameters so that women and girls in low- and middle-income countries have an equal opportunity to thrive in a changing health landscape.

Speakers to be announced