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PAHO's Gender, Ethnicity and Health Unit (GH) provides technical co-operation and assistance to PAHO's technical units and Member States to promote gender and ethnic equality and equity in the development of health policies and programs. GH seeks to identify and reduce the inequities between women and men of all ethnic groups with regard to health status and its determinants, access to and quality of health care, and participation in decision-making regarding policy agendas, definition of priorities, and allocation of resources.


PAHO Gender Equality Policy Approved- September 2005

Violence against Women

Gender and HIV

Health Policies

GenSalud Information System

Gender, Health, and Development Statistics

Unpaid work in Health in the Household Sector

Gender Mainstreaming

Mainstreaming Ethnic Equity in Health Policies

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