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KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and RinGs hosted a workshop on Building Health Systems That Transform Gender Norms, in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February – 1 March.
Health systems are shaped by, and contribute to, gender norms. How these norms influence the function of the health system, the treatment of people working within them, and the ways that service users are dealt with, differ according to context. There has been little attention paid to the gendered-nature of health systems. Health systems can reinforce harmful norms in society, strengthening patriarchy and acting contrary to gender equity.

You can read the take-home messages from the workshop here:

and read guiding principles for gender-transformative health systems here:


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