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AUB: FHS Researchers study gender equity in planning development and management of human resources for health

Gender equity remains a challenge across various labor markets with the health market being no exception. Despite the increased influx of women into health professions, horizontal and vertical occupational gender inequities persist. In this context, researchers from the American University of Beirut (AUB) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Graduate Public Health Program and Purdue Universi​ty​ conducted a scoping review ​on “Gender equity in planning, development and management of human resources for health​.”

The objective of this study is to map the studies on gender equity in healthcare systems in terms of workforce planning, development, and management, as well as to identify the barriers and facilitators for integrating gender equity into healthcare systems. The researchers reviewed the literature on the topic using nine electronic and two grey literature databases with the search strategy combining medical subheadings and keywords for each of the following four concepts of interest: “gender equity,” “human resources for health,” “healthcare setting,” and “management processes.”

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