Integrating Gender Considerations into World Health Organization Policies and Programs

Reporting Organization:WHO - World Health Organization
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,200,000
Timeframe: June 20, 2013 - May 1, 2014
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WHO - World Health Organization

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Europe - $ 300,000.00 (25.00%)

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 264,480.00 (22.04%)

South America - $ 208,680.00 (17.39%)

Southeast Asia - $ 99,960.00 (8.33%)

Central America - $ 91,320.00 (7.61%)

South Asia - $ 81,840.00 (6.82%)

East Asia - $ 72,720.00 (6.06%)

Central Asia - $ 45,480.00 (3.79%)

North Africa - $ 35,520.00 (2.96%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (100 %)

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The goal of this project is to help improve the health of women and men in developing countries by helping to make health services equally available and effective for both men and women. It supports the Gender, Equity and Human Rights Unit within the World Health Organization (WHO). The mandate of this unit is to reinforce the ability of WHO to address issues relating to gender differences in its programs. This project supports the WHO in developing the knowledge and skills its staff requires to make gender, equity and human rights considerations an integral part of all WHO policies and programs. The project helps to ensure that these cross-cutting priorities are effectively addressed at the national and regional levels.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected results for this project include: improved capacity of the World Health Organization (WHO), its regional offices, and its member states to develop national health plans that integrate cross-cutting priorities; increased awareness across WHO of gender issues, equity, and human rights; and improved platform of sex disagregated data.

Achieved Results

The project reinforced the capacity of the World Health Organization to improve the integration of gender in its programming through a multi-pronged approach that included: supporting a strong central capacity to mainstream cross-cutting priorities of gender, equity and rights and ensure effective implementation through all levels of the organization; ensuring a high profile for gender at the governing bodies meetings; and establishing a small constituency of like-minded donors to track progress and build support for this issue.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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