Abstract Background Based on a feminist approach, we analyzed the experiences of workplace bullying suffered by women front-line healthcare professionals dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. We start from studies that show that women make up 70% of the global health workforce, 85% in the area of nursing, and 90% in the case of social care […]
Abstract Random digit dial surveys with mobile phones risk under-representation of women. To address this, we compare the characteristics of women recruited directly with those of women recruited through referrals from male household members. The referral process improves representation of vulnerable groups, such as young women, the asset poor, and those living in areas with […]
The COVID-19 pandemic refocused the world to the lack of attention to gender gaps and gender-related vulnerabilities in the face of epidemics. However, while research dating back to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and earlier has documented what are the gaps and what needs to be done, there are fewer examples of tools on HOW to integrate […]
Being Cared for in the Context of Crisis: Austerity, COVID-19, and Racialized Politics This article presents an investigation into the racialized and gendered dynamics of the intensifying crisis in care for older people in the United Kingdom. Deploying a feminist political economy framework, we reveal how the care crisis is an intersectional crisis of social […]
Monkeypox vaccination for sex workers: Evidence to inform equity-based responses BACKGROUND On July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization declared the global monkeypox virus (MPXV) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern at a time when over 16,000 cases were reported in 75 countries and territories. As of August 31, 2022, the number of […]
Pandemic preparedness and COVID-19 response indicators focus on public health outcomes (such as infections, case fatalities, and vaccination rates), health system capacity, and/or the effects of the pandemic on the economy, yet this avoids more political questions regarding how responses were mobilized. Pandemic preparedness country rankings have been called into question due to their inability […]
Objective: This study aimed to investigate how COVID-19 prevention policies influenced the COVID-19 incidence in men and women. Methods: We conducted a retrospective longitudinal study using the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and the Spanish Ministry of Health surveillance data for February 2020–June 2021 to explore sex and age differences in COVID-19 cases and testing. The […]
Abstract In addition to the direct health impacts of COVID-19, government and household mitigation measures have triggered negative indirect economic, educational, and food and health system impacts, hitting low-and middle-income countries the hardest and disproportionately affecting women and girls. We conducted a gender focused analysis on five critical and interwoven crises that have emerged because […]
ABSTRACT The gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, beyond infection and fatality rates, can be seen across a range of broader social and economic issues including care overload, domestic violence, unemployment and job loss, and housing insecurity. On the whole, government public policy in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has […]
This ready reckoner on intersectionality is primarily intended for students pursuing advanced university degrees in Public Health (e.g., Masters or PhD). The concept of intersectionality has gained immense traction in recent decades. Its popularity cuts across academic disciplines. It is also being increasingly used in policy and practice. It distils key information on the topic […]
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