This guide describes how to develop and present a gender and health profile for health policy and planning.
Gender-based analysis (GBA) is a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) policy. The PAHO Gender, Ethnicity and Health Office (GEH) has a mandate that includes promoting informed decisions and strengthening national capacity to generate, analyze and effectively use health indicators that recognize and accommodate gender and diversity approaches.
This guide describes how to integrate gender-based analysis using health surveillance data and data from surveys or other sources to develop, change and improve health policy, planning and programming.
PAHO/WHO’s Policy on Gender Equality is to work with governments and civil society in Member States and with other relevant actors to eliminate health disparities between women and men and advance towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment goals.
The guide provides a basis for discussion and advocacy in a process aimed at building consensus around the identification of problems, the establishment of priorities for action, the formulation or reformulation of policy objectives, and the definition of indicators and strategies for monitoring application of the resulting policies.
Gender, Health and Development in the Americas - Basic Indicators 2007.