GLOBAL DIGITAL HEALTH FORUM   WASHINGTON, D.C. - DECEMBER 4-6, 2017

Towards Closing the Gender Gap in Data and Digital Health: Lessons Learned from the Field

  • Room: Treasury Room
Tuesday, December 05, 2017: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker(s)

Panelist
Bronwyn Mcbride
Doctoral Student
University of British Columbia
Moderator
Chaitali Sinha
Senior Program Officer
IDRC
Panelist
Nour El Arnaout
Global Health Research Officer
Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut
Panelist
Shaida Badiee
Managing Director
Open Data Watch

Description

Linking to the SDGs, this panel will present distinct experiences and strategic insights from HIS and CRVS systems related to why considerations of gender in data and digital health need to be integrated early and revisited often. Exploring gender dimensions meaningfully starts within counting men, women, girls and boys, and extends to analyzing issues of differential power, access and opportunity. By making the invisible visible, we can begin to address some of the deep rooted injustices that lead to people being left behind. Some of the key lessons that emerge include i) making the invisible visible by addressing real-time data challenges; ii) HIS and CRVS systems having their own gender dynamics; iii) Transforming gender dynamics involves women, men and the entire community; and iv) Privacy and confidentiality of information affects gender and power relations. 

Learning Objectives

i) making the invisible visible by addressing real-time data challenges
ii) HIS and CRVS systems having their own gender dynamics
iii) Transforming gender dynamics involves women, men and the entire community; and iv) Privacy and confidentiality of information affects gender and power relations.

Sponsored by

IDRC