Human resources for health: a gender analysis

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This paper examines gender dynamics in medicine, nursing, community health workers and home careers. It also explores from a gender perspective issues concerning delegation, migration and violence, which cut across these categories of health workers. These occupational categories and themes reflect priorities identified by the terms of reference for this review paper and also the themes that emerged from the accessed literature.

This paper was written for the Women and Gender Equity, and Health Systems, Knowledge Networks established as part of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.  Available online as a PDF file