Commitments under GEHCWI

Countries

Commonwealth of Australia

 The Ambassador for Women and Girls commits to addressing issues of inequalities in the health workforce by embedding good practice and flexible training pathways that promote gender equity.

Democratic Republic of Congo

 The Minister of Gender, Family and Children commits to train female health care workers and provide a salary, which will contribute to the development of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

French Republic (France)

The Minister of Solidarity and Health commits to the investment of more than €8 billion to improve the working conditions of healthcare workers and enhance the value of healthcare professions.

Republic of Chile

The Minister of Health commits to manage and develop policy with a gender perspective, to address gender violence in health sector workers through procedures for reporting and investigating, and to forming the Gender and Health Workers’ Roundtable and subcommittees.

Republic of Costa Rica

The Minister of Health commits to strengthen standards to protect women from harassment and violence. Costa Rica will ratify ILO190 before the end of the year.

Republic of Liberia

The Liberia Ministry of Health and Last Mile Health committed to increasing the number of female community health workers employed in the National Community Health Assistant Program to increase gender parity in the program and the availability of high-quality health services for women.

Republic of Malawi

The Principal Secretary of Health and the Minister of Health of the Republic of Malawi made an expression of support under the four pillars of the Initiative.

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

The Special Assistant of the Prime minister of Pakistan on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety commits to create economic growth to provide employment opportunities for women.

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau commits to ensure that all levels of government will do the needful to meet the above [4 pillars] commitments.

United States of America

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Development, Global Health and Humanitarian Response call to promote the access of women to positions of responsibility, equal pay, and stop violence against women and health care workers.

Multilateral Organizations

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

The Head of Surveillance and Disease Control Division of the Africa CDC made an expression of support under the four pillars of the Initiative.

Global Financing Facility

GFF over the next five years is committing to support female leaders as change agents in health professions; deepen engagement with local women’s organizations and youth groups; and support reforms for Human Resources for Health (HRH) that promote gender equality and safe and decent working conditions for all health workers.

The GAVI Alliance

Champion gender equity in leadership in the health and care workforce by supporting women’s leadership in immunisation programmes to promote safe and decent working conditions, including equal pay and protection from sexual harassment and violence at work for women in the health sector.
Ensure all health and care workers are prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination, recognising the majority of frontline workers are female

The International Labour Organization (ILO)

We join the GEHCWI today to deliver decent work for all health and care workers and we commit in particular to advocate and promote investments in the health sector, to advance equal pay for equal value, and to contribute to the elimination of violence and harassment including by strengthening occupational safety and health management systems.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Improve collection and analysis of gender data in the health and care sector to support women’s leadership and strategy planning.

The Global Fund

Gather precise information to take the necessary decisions to improve the working conditions of community workers and strategy in 5 West and Central African countries.

International Drug Purchasing Facility (Unitaid)

Ensure equity within the organization in leadership positions and anti-violence and harassment training for Unitaid teams and promote innovation.

NGOs

American Women’s Medical Association

The Head of Global Health at the American Women’s Medical Association (AMWA)

made an expression of support under the four pillars of the Initiative.

Amref Health Africa

Committed to increase training for women in the health sector to foster more leadership.

Community Health Impact Coalition

The Coalition renewed its COVID 50/50 campaign commitment and align it around the four pillars specified under the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative.

The International Confederation of Midwives 

The International Confederation of Midwives, working through its more than 140 Midwives’ Associations, commits to enhancing the respect status and autonomy of midwives globally.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN)

Committed to support all four pillars of the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative to address gender inequities in the health and care workforce.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

Committed to addressing inequalities through the implementation of the 21 FIP Development Goals, particularly goal 10 (Equity and equality).

Jhpiego

Committed to advancing gender transformative leadership, to advance women as leaders in the health workforce not only by focusing on individual skills but also seeks to deliberately transform the formal and informal gender power structures and discriminatory practices to promote gender equality in health institution.

Last Mile Health

The Liberia Ministry of Health and Last Mile Health committed to increasing the number of female community health workers employed in the National Community Health Assistant Program to increase gender parity in the program and the availability of high-quality health services for women.

Muso

Muso will support the Mission, Vision, Values and Goals of the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative and Women in Global Health.

Population Services International (PSI)

Committed to ensure PSI’s client-facing women healthcare workers have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine prioritization.

Seed Global Health

Committed to support the implementation of gender-responsive policies in global health and global health security, such as elevating the voices of women, particularly women from LMICs. Provide health workers, most of whom are women, with safe and decent working conditions by 2021.

UHC2030

Committed to champion gender equity in the health and care workforce in support of the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative, by calling to increase the proportion of women in health and care leadership roles, in line with the paragraph 63 of the UN Political Declaration on UHC related to women’s empowerment in the health workforce.

White Ribbon Alliance

Committed to join forces with Women in Global Health and many partners to advocate and champion all four pillars of the initiative. Specifically, ensure that the voices, lived experience, and demands of healthcare workers themselves, especially midwives, are heard and acted upon by decision-makers at all levels.

Solthis

Committed to capacity building of women health care workers including community workers to promote leadership with institutional, technical and associative partners in Africa.

IntraHealth International

Committed to pursuing substantive equality in the health workforce. By promoting: Equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment; personal and professional development; employment that is economically productive and secure; and an end to violence, harassment, and other occupational hazards such as COVID19.

World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)

 Committed to support for the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative by having 50 percent female speaker representation at all events.

Women Deliver

Committed to conducting global advocacy by prioritizing key policy windows including the United Nations General Assembly. Contributing to relevant alliances and networks. Amplifying the GEHCWI at the Women Deliver 2023 Conference.

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