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Gender and Health : Barriers and Opportunities for Women's Participation in the Private Health Sector in Africa

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12995
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Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Discussion Papers
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Monnet, Marguerite
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2015-11-16T22:23:54Z
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2015-11-16T22:23:54Z
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2015-05
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2021-04-23T14:04:12Z
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Despite their strong contribution to the overall world economic growth, gender gaps are wide in many countries in sub Saharan Africa and low representation of women in the private health sector is wider than in other sectors. While women and youth use the majority of health services both private and public, women are underrepresented as private health care providers and have limited access to financing to open their own private practices. This landscape has prompted the HNP Global Practice to take a critical look at the factors which hamper the growth of female and young private health practitioners vis a vis their male counterparts (usually older and more experienced in their profession). This assessment provides information on ways to close the gap which exists between male private service providers and female providers as well as recommends ways in which the existing gaps can be addressed. The assessment also provides the basis for further developing a strong public- private dialogue in health while providing avenues for building capacities for women to fully contribute to the development of the private health sector through the development of training module to be administered in private training schools as a pilot in Burkina Faso and Mali.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/10/25161146/gender-health-barriers-opportunities-womens-participation-private-health-sector-africa
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22965
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Health, Nutrition, and Population (HNP) discussion paper;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
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BIRTH
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RISKS
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SPECIALIST
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SOCIALIZATION
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PHYSICIAN
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PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
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FINANCING
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ABUSE
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MIDWIFERY
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PHARMACISTS
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DONOR
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DEATHS
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PSYCHOLOGY
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LAWS
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DOCTORS
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SEXES
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HEALTH EDUCATION
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COMMUNITY HEALTH
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DISCRIMINATION
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MOTHERS
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HEALTH CARE
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INFERTILITY
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DEATH
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HEALTH
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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
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DENTISTRY
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GENDER PERSPECTIVE
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
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PERSONAL INFORMATION
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PUBLIC HEALTH
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HEALTH SECTOR
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KNOWLEDGE
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DISABILITIES
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YOUTHS
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MATERNITY LEAVE
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WORKPLACE
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PREGNANCIES
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IMMUNIZATION
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PATIENT
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PATIENTS
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INTERVENTION
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SECONDARY SCHOOLS
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SPECIALISTS
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DOUBLE BURDEN
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MIGRATION
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NURSES
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HEALTH MANAGEMENT
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OBSERVATION
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ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES
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HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
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GENDER NORMS
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MALE
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GENDER INEQUALITIES
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MORTALITY RATE
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EXTENDED FAMILIES
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GENITAL MUTILATION
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INTERVIEW
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GENDER ISSUES
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MENTAL HEALTH
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MORTALITY
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GENERAL PRACTICE
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MIDWIFE
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MEDICAL DOCTOR
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WORKERS
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DOCTOR
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HEALTH CARE PROVISION
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GENDER DIFFERENCES
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NURSE
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WOMAN
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LIFESTYLE
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SEX-DISAGGREGATED DATA
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CARE
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GENDER
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MEDICINE
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HEALTH OUTCOMES
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HEALTH TRAINING
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VICTIMS
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PERSONAL LIFE
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DENTAL HEALTH
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STRESS
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DENTISTS
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YOUTH
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DECISION MAKING
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NUTRITION
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MOTHER
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WORKSHOPS
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PHARMACIST
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MASCULINITY
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HEALTH POLICIES
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INTERNET
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SEX
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HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
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WEIGHT
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PHYSICIANS
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT
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CHILDREN
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GENDERS
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FEMALES
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CLINICS
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WORKING CONDITIONS
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FATHER
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GENDER ANALYSIS
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MIDWIVES
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GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
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DONORS
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THERAPISTS
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POPULATION
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MEDICAL DOCTORS
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RISK-TAKING
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STRATEGY
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MALES
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SIBLINGS
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REGISTRATION
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FAMILIES
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CHILD HEALTH SERVICES
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WOMEN
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MEDICINES
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HOSPITALS
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DENTIST
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MUTILATION
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GENDER ROLES
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CULTURAL FACTORS
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HEALTH SERVICE
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FEMALE
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DENTAL ASSISTANTS
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HEALTH SERVICES
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IMPLEMENTATION
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MALE HEALTH
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NURSING
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NURSING HOMES
dc.title
Gender and Health
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Barriers and Opportunities for Women's Participation in the Private Health Sector in Africa
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Working Paper
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2015-10-16
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/10/25161146/gender-health-barriers-opportunities-womens-participation-private-health-sector-africa
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25161146
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Africa
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Burkina Faso
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Congo, Republic of
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Ghana
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Kenya
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Nigeria
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South Sudan
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Uganda
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Africa
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Monitoring & Evaluation
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Systems Development & Reform
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Gender :: Gender and Health
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Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice (GHNDR)

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