International Women’s day - today 8th March

News article 8 Mar 2013

There are lots of activities today celebrating the role and achievements of women worldwide and highlighting areas for further action. As part of the celebrations BBC Radio Merseyside is interviewing Professor Janet Hemingway about her role as Director of LSTM.

Click here to listen to the Janet's interview on BBC Merseyside.

The Gender and Health Group at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was established in 1995 and has been actively working to promote the health and wellbeing of women, men, boys and girls in resource poor contexts.  The multi-disciplinary group is at the forefront of work in gender and health, applying gender analysis and planning across a range of health issues including maternal health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, tuberculosis, human resource management and health systems.

Recent articles from group members include:

MacPhersonE,  SadalakiJ.  Njoloma, M.  NyongopaV. Nkhwazi, L Mwapasa, V.  Lalloo, D.  Desmond, N. Seeley, J &  Theobald, S. (2012) Transactional sex and HIV: understanding the gendered structural drivers of HIV in fishing communities in Southern Malawi Journal of the International AIDS Society 2012, 15(Suppl 1):17364

Richards, E. Theobald, S. George, A. Kim, J.  Rudert C.  & Tolhurst, R. (2012) Going beyond the surface: Gendered intra-household bargaining as a social determinant of child health and nutrition in low and middle income countries Social Science and Medicine, 2013 in press

Tolhurst, R. Leach, B. Price, J, Robinson, J, Ettore, E. Scott-Samuel, A. Kilonzo, N. Sabuni, P. Robertson, S. Kapilshrami, A. Bristow, B. Lang, R. Romao, F. Theobald, S. (2012) Intersectionality And Gender Mainstreaming In International Health: Using A Feminist Participatory Action Research Process To Analyse Voices And Debates From The Global South And North. Social Science and Medicine 74 (2012) 1825-1832 

Jehan, K., Sidney, K., Smith, H. & De Costa, A. (2012) ‘Improving access to maternity services: an overview of cash transfer and voucher schemes in South Asia’, Reproductive Health Matters, 20(39): 142-154