WHO Paper: Gender Equity in the Health Workforce

The World Health Organisation has recently publish a working paper entitled on 'Gender equity in the health workforce: Analysis of 104 countries' which find that there is an average gender pay gap of around 28% exists in the health workforce. Once occupation and working hours are accounted for, the gender pay gap is 11%. The report states that "although the sector performs well regarding women’s participation, gender transformative policies are needed to address inequities and eliminate gender-based discrimination in earnings, remove barriers to access to full-time employment, and support access to professional development and leadership roles". The paper is particularly relevant to our  Working Group on Gender Equality in Health Professional Education which aims to present potential gaps in health professionals’ representation in health workforce, how those gaps may be addressed and what may be potential benefits and opportunities in a gender balanced health workforce. You can read the full report here: https://apps.who.int