The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
AME GPM Gender
Country & Regional Programs
- ► Africa
- ► Asia and the Middle East
- ► Europe and Eurasia (E&E)
- ► Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
Integrate Gender to Expand Equitable Health Services
Gender inequality is a significant barrier to improving family planning and maternal and child health. Factors such as women’s status and empowerment, male involvement, and gender-based violence are closely linked with women’s ability to access family planning and maternal and child healthcare. Gender-related barriers and constraints can contribute to limited reach and scale of health programs. On the other hand, incorporating strategies to address gender inequality can lead to improved health and program outcomes.
As part of the Gender, Policy, and Measurement program, the Health Policy Project collaborates with USAID missions and other partners to integrate gender into family planning, maternal, neonatal, and child health, and specific nutrition-related programs. By addressing gender inequality, the health programs seek to make coverage more accessible and improve the overall health of women, children, and families.
AME GPM Program Contact Information
If your organization or project is interested in working with the Gender, Policy, and Measurement program, please contact:
- Elisabeth Rottach, MA
HPP Gender Technical Advisor
Publications and Resources
Integrating Gender into the Scale-up of Family Planning and Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Programs
Working paper analyzing whether gender factors in planning and scaling up programs improve the effectiveness of that process.
Promoting Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Local Health Governance in Nepal
Brief about HPP efforts to strengthen the capacity of local Health Facility Operation and Management Committees to promote gender equality in provision of health services in Nepal.
Approach for Promoting and Measuring Gender Equality in the Scale-Up of Family Planning and Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Programs
This document presents an approach designed to help countries advance the systematic integration of gender equality into the scale-up of family planning and maternal, neonatal, and child health interventions and best practices.