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In the SDG framework, the separate issues of gender and health are intertwined, because gender itself is a major driver of health outcomes.At this point, one might expect to see a high degree of gender equality in the health sector. But a recent report by the advocacy and accountability group Global Health 50/50 shows otherwise.In fact, the report, which reviewed 140 organizations working in the global health sector, makes for disturbing reading. Many of these organizations are falling embarrassingly short on addressing gender disparities. According to the Global Health 50/50 report only a third of organizations take a gendered approach to the population's health needs, and no organizations specifically target men and boys.Moreover, only 43 percent of the organizations that were surveyed have specific measures in place to support women's careers in public health, despite the overwhelmingly female composition of the health workforce. Without data, transparency, and adequate reporting on gender disparities, there can be no progress toward gender equality.
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