|National Workshop to promote Gender Analysis of Health Statistics|
The United Nations through its Working Group on Gender in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is organizing the 7th and 8th of December 2011 a national workshop on â€śGender and Ethnic Analysis of Health Statisticsâ€ť at the Wyndham Garden Hotel. Around 40 participants from different ministries, academia, national and international institutions and NGOs are attending this training in an effort to strengthen national capacity to analyze health statistics applying gender and ethnic equality principles.
â€śDisaggregating health statistics by sex, age, geographic region, ethnicity, socio economic status and other variables, enables the analysis of gender inequalitiesâ€ť, said Thomas Gittens, UNDP Country Director, in his opening remarks at the workshop. â€śThis analysis is essential to define inclusive health sector responses that promote equity, efficiency and effectivenessâ€ť.
The workshop is framed within the PAHO Gender Equality Policy that aims to reduce gender-based health inequities for all groups of women and men.Â The workshop has been coordinated and organized by the UN Gender Theme Group, under the technical leadership of PAHO/Suriname.Â Supporting the PAHO country office in this role is Shelly N. Abdool, Gender Mainstreaming Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean and Catharina CuĂ©llar, Gender and Health Advisor.Â Both work within the Regional Gender, Diversity and Human Rights office in PAHO.
Gender Equity Policy (Pan American Health Organization)
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