According to UNESCO data, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women, and they publish less than their male counterparts. The Women Mentorship program, launched by Health Systems Global in collaboration with the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and Health Policy and Planning, supported several women authors from LMICs in publishing in an academic journal for the first time. This supplement is the output from this process.
The papers that form this supplement span a wide range of equity-oriented topics affecting health system performance and outcomes. Topics include health workforce support, intimate partner violence, health sector corruption, implementation factors in service delivery, universal health coverage, and more. Countries represented include Kenya, Vietnam, Uganda, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Brazil.
We invite you to engage with the findings across these papers:
- Editorial: Enhancing diversity in public health scholarship: the role of publication mentorship
- Supporting early-career mentorship for women in Health Policy and Systems Research: a vital input to building the field
- The magnitude of intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Eldoret, Kenya: exigency for policy action
- Intimate partner violence is associated with poorer maternal mental health and breastfeeding practices in Bangladesh
- Factors associated with the utilization of inactivated polio vaccine among children aged 12 to 23 months in Kalungu District, Uganda
- Perspectives and practices of healthcare providers and caregivers on healthcare-associated infections in the neonatal intensive care units of two hospitals in Ghana
- Predictors of nursing leadership in Uganda: a cross-sectional study
- Effectiveness of a nutrition education and counselling training package on antenatal care: a cluster randomized controlled trial in Addis Ababa
- Do social accountability approaches work? A review of the literature from selected low- and middle-income countries in the WHO South-East Asia region
- How ready is the system to deliver primary healthcare? Results of a primary health facility assessment in Enugu State, Nigeria
- Health reform and Indigenous health policy in Brazil: contexts, actors and discourses
You can also listen to a podcast about the supplement with authors from 2 papers in this 11 paper supplement and includes Dr Loice Luhumyo and Dr Ana Lucia de M Pontes.