Institute for Global Health


Landmark global health gender equality report is launched

18 March 2018


On 8th March, on International Women’s Day, the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health launched the inaugural report of Global Health 50/50 here at UCL.

Global Health 50/50 is a new initiative, led by Professor Sarah Hawkes and Dr Kent Buse, created with the aim of advancing accountability and action for gender equality in global health and benefiting from the guidance and experience of a distinguished Advisory Council.

The Global Health 50/50 report examines the gender policies and practices of the world’s most influential global health organisations. The report is the first of its kind, taking a unique 360 degree approach by analysing both the gender-responsiveness of external programmes and operations, and the internal workplace policies and practices of over 140 organisations. The organisations surveyed are from a range of seven sectors, which include the UN system, Public Private Partnerships, Bilaterals and Multilaterals, Global Civil Society and NGOs, Philanthropic and Funders, the Private Sector and Consulting Firms. The report explores the extent to which these organisations commit and take action to promote gender equality, help identify where change is needed and share examples of best practice.

The launch was open to all and live-streamed for those who wished to join remotely. The London launch was the first in a series of global launches including New Delhi and Geneva.

Hosted by Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice Provost of UCL

Report findings presented by Professor Sarah Hawkes, Co-Director of Global Health 50/50

Panel discussion with:

Jocalyn Clark, Executive Editor of the Lancet and Global Health 50/50 Advisor
Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust
Jonny Baxter, Head of Human Development, DFID
Terri Collins, Senior Health Specialist at Mott MacDonald
Suzanne Taunton, Deputy Head of Health, Save the Children

You can read more about Global Health 50/50 at globalhealth5050.org.