Gender, women and health

Gender, women and primary health care renewal

A discussion paper


Publication details

Editors: WHO; Department of Gender, Women and Health
Number of pages: 76
Languages: English
Publication date: July 2010
ISBN: 978 92 4 156403 8



This discussion paper brings together evidence and experience from around the world focusing on making health systems more gender responsive. The paper uses a framework that combines WHO's six building blocks for health systems and the primary health care reforms propounded in the World Health Report 2008 on primary health care. Furthermore, the paper provides examples of what has worked and how, and ends with an agenda for action to strengthen the work of policy-makers, their advisers and development partners as well as practitioners as they seek to integrate gender equality perspectives into health systems strengthening, including primary health care reforms.