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Kenyan policy makers discuss opportunities and challenges for gender transformative health systems

Author: Sassy Molyneux
Published by: Rings
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Participants at the meeting

"I was excited to attend an ALIGN funded policy meeting this week in Nairobi on behalf of KEMRI Wellcome Trust and RinGs. There were several ‘take homes’ for me:

  1. Anybody who began the day thinking that health systems are gender neutral, technical institutions soon changed their minds

Experiences of policy makers, health workers, and facility users – shared through stimulating talks, innovative videos, and lively discussions – highlighted that health systems are complex socio-cultural and political systems influencing (and being shaped by) gender norms and their intersections with other social identities and stratifiers..."