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Bridging the gap between knowledge and action

We are a network of policymakers, researchers, and implementers working at the intersection of gender and global health.

We publish synthesised policy-relevant evidence and best practices to support gender integration in health programming. Our aim is to bridge the gap between knowledge and action, build a diverse community to share learnings, and catalyse evidence for impact.

Despite progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for 2030, the world is still off track. The Gender & Health Hub’s mission is to accelerate gender-transformative and evidence-based action in health at global, regional and country levels. The Hub is coordinated by the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and co-funded with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Gender & Health Hub supports the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being (GAP) by consolidating evidence-backed technical solutions and effective political strategies for improving gender integration in health policies and programmes. The GAP aims to enhance purpose-driven collaboration among 12 organisations  involved in health, development and humanitarian responses. It builds on the strengths of signatory agencies by better aligning existing strategies to provide more streamlined support to accelerate progress at country and regional levels.

It identifies seven accelerator themes as being critical for countries to accelerate progress for the health-related SDGs and strengthen resilience in the face of future health threats. All organisations have committed to advancing gender equality in all seven accelerator themes.

We recognise that we are more powerful together.  If you are working to integrate gender in health policy and programming, we are here to learn and evolve as you need us to.

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