This blog was originally posted on the USAID Learning Lab website. A steady thread throughout my career has been a passion for bringing people together for relationship building and learning. One of the ways I’ve done this is to facilitate learning communities and networks (shout-out to USAID/PPL’s Reena Nadler, who I managed the CLA Community [more…]
This blog is part of the blog series “Pharmaceutical Systems in Practice: Global Insights” and was originally posted on the USAID MTaPS Program website. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 1 in 10 pharmaceutical products sold globally is falsified or substandard,¹ with deadly effects and the situation is known to be far [more…]
This blog was originally posted on the Jhpiego website. In some of the most challenging areas for health, delivering high-quality care for all women should be the standard—before, during and after COVID-19. As the world struggles to adjust to life during a pandemic, maternal health needs don’t go away—they grow. Now more than ever, the [more…]
This past January, I traveled to Nigeria to support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) Project led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Every morning as I sipped coffee and prepared for the day with the news in the background, I noticed that something was happening with a new virus followed by images [more…]
By Dr.Shubha Nagesh, an Atlantic Fellow for Global Health Equity, and Muskaan Vohra, student at Monash University. The World Economic Forum (WEF) highlights three main barriers preventing girls and women from accessing proper menstrual hygiene, including lack of awareness, acceptance, and access to hygiene products. Menstruation is natural, but the onset of menarche may pose [more…]
If you work in international development, you have probably experienced that pressing need for support. You need to conduct an assessment, your proposal design should have started yesterday, and the capacity building for your partners is right around the corner – the list could go on and on. You need short-term support, but you also [more…]
March 2020 is unique in that it is both Women’s History Month and the month when WHO declared the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. Lessons learned from previous disease outbreaks of other coronaviruses (MERS and SARS), Ebola, and Zika, have highlighted the lack of gender considerations in epidemic preparedness and responses, and its consequences. [more…]
Este blog fue publicado originalmente en la comunidad de EvalGenero. (Read in English.) El monitoreo y evaluación (M&E) de proyectos, programas y políticas de desarrollo con enfoque transformador de género se ha convertido en un punto de entrada importante para medir y valorar las acciones que buscan la igualdad de derechos y oportunidades para hombres [more…]
This blog was originally posted in the Gender & Evaluation community. (Leer en español.) The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development projects, programs and policies with a gender-transforming approach has become an important entry point for measuring and valuing actions that seek equal rights and opportunities for men and women. At the same time, there [more…]
1 in 5 women and girls worldwide live with some form of disability. Disabled women and girls commonly face multiple, aggravated forms of discrimination on the basis of both gender and disability, and often on account of their age or other social categories as well.
Women and girls with disabilities are three times more likely than disabled men to be illiterate or have unmet health needs, and half as likely to be employed; among those employed, disabled women are half as likely to be in leadership positions.