This session aims to elicit interest in methodological approaches that expand gender in health systems research beyond conventional efforts that focus narrowly on women or disaggregate data by sex. Presentations will illustrate three approaches that advance gender analysis: context-embedded research (gender relations in the context of voucher programmes in Uganda and HIV vulnerability in Malawian fishing communities); intersectionality (the interplay of gender, age, poverty and education in shaping access to Indian maternal health schemes and use of ICT in Bangladesh); and gender, power and ethics (participatory research in Kenya).
- Sally Theobald, Reader in Social Science and International Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
- Tamanna Sharmin, Senior Research Investigator, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Bangladesh - Discussant
- Moses Tetui, Research Fellow, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda - Discussant