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1 Gender Mainstreaming IN THE HEALTH SECTOR MOZAMBIQUE Responding to the changing context in International Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Gender Mainstreaming

2 Agenda Where are we? Main Health Problems Strategies to Ensure Gender Responsiveness and Increased Resources for women Capacities needed to Equitable Development Results Q&A

3 Illiteracy rate and protective role of education Coverage of health services Quality of health care services Accessibility to health care Where are We?

4 PARP (Action Plan for Poverty Reduction) National Gender Policy and Implementation Strategies National Action Plan on the Advancement of Women Health Sector Strategic Plan Strategies for Gender Equality in the Health Sector (incl. Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting) Where are We?

5 Men – Die earlier, – High risk behaviour – Anti social behaviour – Violence and trauma (work accident, car crash) – Alcohol and smoking related diseases, e.g. lung and hepatic cancer Main Health Problems

6 Women – Live longer – 1/3 of deaths related to sexual and reproductive role: o High maternal mortality rate, fistula... o High rates of STI/HIV/AIDS – Malaria – Tuberculosis – Depression, anxiety (violence) Main Health Problems

7 Situation analysis Research – Gender and health equity at community level – Constraints faced by women in the health workforce – Male involvement in SRH Policy and Program development – Women health – Safe motherhood – Human Resources Development – Gender based violence Strategies to Ensure Gender Responsiveness and Increased Resources for women

8 Human Resources o Training on Gender: Curricula review, Health planners and Health care providers o Reshaping of the human resources pyramid o New policies on vehicle drivers, security personnel and quota on students enrolment on paramedical schools

9 Strategies to Ensure Gender Responsiveness and Increased Resources for women Processes: SWAP – Working Groups on Gender Different levels including on Health Identification of entry points for gendermainstreaming Advocacy Capacity building on G responsiveness – Planners – Programme managers of the entire Ministry (Central level)

10 Strategies to Ensure Gender Responsiveness and Increased Resources for women Processes: Identification of gender gaps at service delivery – SRH (maternal mortality, STI/HIV and AIDS) – Communicable diseases (Malaria, Tuberculosis) – Non Communicable diseases (violence, trauma, diabetes, hypertension, mental disorders) Identification of women’s health diseases – Cervix and breast cancer

11 Strategies to Ensure Gender Responsiveness and Increased Resources for women Processes: Identification of gender gaps at health work force – Careers – Managers – Leadership Role of the Ministry of Planning and Development

12 Capacities needed to Equitable Development Results Gender Gender Planning and budgeting The exercise showed the shortcomings of the systems Health information system – Data partially disaggregated by sex (HR, STI/ HIV/AIDS) – Under review Top down bottom-up

13 1.Slow process 3.Changes to be made simultaneously at different levels 4.Understanding the constraints on providers and working with them to effect improvements in services Low morale and motivation Poor communication between management and providers Main Challenges

14 4.Development of tools for empowering people Build a bottom-up quality assurance, through a participatory process Ask community members in their homes ‘the likes and dislikes’ of the local health centre Main Challenges

15 5.Long term challenges Institutionalization: strong commitment is not enough Gender awareness Women’s issues/ gender issues

16 Opportunities Political commitment Multi-sectorial approach (Coordinated by Ministry of Women and Social Action) Development of Gender Machinery Definition of priorities to enable a focus Interactions with NGOs and other partners (SWAP, etc.)

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19 Thank you. Q&A


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