Gender, Ethnicity and Health Unit

Gender, Health and Development Statistics


The Pan American Health Organization's Gender, Ethnicity, and Health Unit has prioritized making available to the governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, academy, cooperation agencies and society in general, resources related to statistical information in the area of gender, health, and development.

This initiative responds to the increasing need for having and using statistical information that facilitates decision-making with principles of equity and efficiency, prioritizing the attention to the needs of the most vulnerable groups.

For more information about this topic contact: Lilia Jara.

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Related Publications:

  • Basic Indicators for the Analysis of Gender Equity in Health , PAHO, 2004
    This is the English translation of a book that was published in Spanish. It offers a conceptual framework and a guide of indicators for a gender equity analysis in health. To obtain the complete published text

  • Related Links:

  • Demographic and Health Surveys of various countries, Measure DHS-Demographic and Health Surveys
  • Alan Guttmacher Institute: Reproductive Health
  • Topics related to reproductive health in various countries, Population Reference Bureau
  • Country Studies about Women's Health and Gender Violence, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • The Health of Women in the United States
  • Health Statistics or Women and Men in Canada
  • Basic Gender Statistics, World Bank
  • ECLAC: Gender Statistics for Latin American and the Caribbean
  • United Nations: Database of Indicators related to the MDGs