VIDEO: How Addressing Gender Considerations in Improvement Work Leads to Better Outcomes

The USAID ASSIST Project integrates gender considerations as part of its approach to improving health care and strengthening health systems. Gender integration rests on the understanding that achieving sustained and equitable outcomes in health and other development outcomes requires a gender-sensitive approach throughout the program cycle. In this video, Dr. Taroub Harb Faramand of WI-HER, LLC explains how addressing gender considerations in improvement work leads to better outcomes. She describes that we can only truly improve quality of care for all patients when the different needs of men, women, boys, and girls are explicitly recognized and addressed by providers, facilities, and systems. Discussing a TB/HIV project in Uganda, Dr. Faramand shows how integrating gender in improvement activities is able to close gaps in outcomes between females and males and improve outcomes for all.

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