Incorporating Intersectional Gender Analysis into Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty
A toolkit for health researchers
Incorporating Intersectional Gender Analysis into Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty – A toolkit for health researchers
This Toolkit, and its pilot process at country level, was developed and led by the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), under the technical coordination of Mariam Otmani del Barrio (TDR Scientist), and overall guidance of John Reeder (TDR Director). Development of this first edition of the Toolkit was supported by TDR core contributions.
The Toolkit was prepared by a core writing team composed of Rosemary Morgan (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA), Chandani Kharel (HERD Internationa, Nepal), Laura Dean (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) and Mariam Otmani del Barrio (TDR). Responsibility for views expressed and any errors of fact or judgement rests with the core writing team.
We would like to thank Soumya Swaminathan (WHO Chief Scientist) and Diah S. Saminarsih (Senior Adviser on Gender and Youth, Office of the WHO Director-General) for their support during the toolkit development process.
We are very grateful to the following individuals who contributed to the peer review process:
External experts who contributed their technical advice during the 2018 TDR Expert Group Meeting on Gender and Intersectionality in Research on Infectious Diseases, when the initial draft of the Toolkit was presented, and/or with constructive review comments in subsequent versions of the document: Pascale Allotey (United Nations University-IIGH, Malaysia), Sarah Hawkes (University College London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Sassy Molyneux (KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya), Lenore Manderson (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Jeremiah Chikovore (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa), Moses Kelly Kumwenda (University of Malawi, Malawi), Salome Atieno Bukachi (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Emma Fulu (The Equality Institute, Australia), Oswaldo Montoya Telleria (MenEngage Alliance), Sabine Oertelt-Prigione (Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands), Raman Preet (Umeå University, Sweden), Veena A. Satyanarayana (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India), Claire Somerville (The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland) and Teresa Soop (SIDA, Sweden). We also appreciate the support and external review provided by Carmen Vives Cases (University of Alicante, Spain), Barbara Ngwenya (University of Botswana, Botswana), Ian D. Graham (University of Ottawa, Canada), Inge Klinge (Maastricht University, The Netherlands), Cara Tannenbaum (University of Montreal, Canada), Florencia Luna (Latin American University of Social Sciences, Argentina), Olena Hankivsky (The University of Melbourne, Australia), Kate Hawkins (Pamoja Communications) and Shirin Heidari (GENDRO Network).
We would also like to acknowledge contributions and comments from WHO colleagues: Lale Say, Andreas Reis, Doris Chou, Avni Amin, Kabir Sheikh, Veloshnee Govender, Mary Manandhar, Christina Catherine Pallitto, Veronica Magar, Pamela Mbabazi and Antonio Montresor; and TDR colleagues: Bernadette Ramirez, Florence Fouque, Annette Kuesel, Eddie Kamau, Olumide Ogundahunsi, Pascal Launois, Christine Halleux, Beatrice Halpaap, Robert Terry and Makiko Kitamura.
We are also grateful for the support of Mami Yoshimura from the GHIT and Access and Delivery Partnership, HIV, Health and Development Group, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support at the United Nations Development Programme. Appreciation also goes to the research teams that piloted the toolkit, led by Sarah Ssali (Makerere University) and Chandani Kharel, (HERD International) in Uganda and Nepal respectively, including Ayuska Parajuli, Sushil Baral, Christopher Opio, Bruce Kirenga, Winters Muttambga, Esther Buregyeya, Narcis Kabateriene and Francis Angumya. The preparation of the case studies would not have been possible without detailed scientific feedback from Jeremiah Chikovore and Moses Kumwenda who reviewed the case study research protocols.
Preparatory administrative support before and during the TDR expert group meeting was possible thanks to TDR staff Madhavi Jaccard-Sahgal, Flore Wagner, Elisabetta Dessi, Izabela Suder-Dayao and Flor Cabanel.