Integrating Gender in Medical Education

National Immunization Awareness Month 2016 (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. This month to use to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.

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Beyond National Averages for Immunization in India: Income, Gender, and Regional Inequalities
The study calculates and analyzes, for each of the 17 largest states, urban and rural rates for full and no immunization, and differentials in these two immunization indicators across household wealth and gender of the child. The analysis uses data from the 1992-93 National Family Health Survey (NFHS), India. Find out more →


Gender-Differentials in the Timing of Measles Vaccination in Rural India
The paper investigates the factors influencing the probability of a rural Indian child being vaccinated for measles, and the probability of being vaccinated at the appropriate age, focusing on the role of gender. The nationally representative 2008 District Level Household Survey (DLHS) dataset from India is used for the analyses. Find out more →


Does prenatal care increase access to child immunization? Gender bias among children in India
This paper examines, using a rich family health survey data set from India. The paper finds evidence for the triggering effect of prenatal care on immunization only among rural boys, but the paper do not find any compelling evidence for this effect among other sub-samples. The findings suggests two things, which are not mutually exclusive. One is that the information spillover from prenatal care has a much larger impact in rural areas, where alternative sources of information are scarce, compared with urban areas. The other is that the sex of a child is a critical factor in producing different levels of health care behavior in rural areas, where sons are favored and more valued than in urban areas. Find out more →


Gender and Immunization Abridged Report
This report seeks to document the ways and extent to which issues of gender equality are incorporated into policy dialogues, programme design and implementation of immunization services and related health services, including an independent assessment of the current state of attention to gender within the GAVI Alliance. Find out more →


Gender and Immunization
This study builds on the results of that project and attempts to focus specifically on gender related barriers that may lie behind some of the well documented constraints to immunization coverage. Find out more →


Gendered Research and Innovation: Integrating Sex and Gender Analysis into the Research Process
The present paper focuses specifically on sex and gender issues with respect to the way research itself is designed, implemented, reported and applied. It refers to this as gendered research and innovation (GRI). Find out more →


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