The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health, based in the Institute of Global Health, is a multidisciplinary team committed to mobilising dialogue and inciting change around gender and global health.
The Centre brings together a team of academics and advocates to better understand the complex relationship between health and gender. We work with partners across the world – at local, national and global levels – to ensure that the health system takes gender into account to improve health and wellbeing for everyone.
Gender matters to our health. Gender influences our chance of reaching our full health potential, and when we get sick it influences how we will be treated within the health system. It drives career opportunities – including across the health system where 70% of frontline health workers are female but 70% of the leadership are male.Continue reading
At the Centre, our research is organised into three broad thematic categories which you can explore to find more specific content. We also teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Find out more about what we do here.
Politics, simply understood as who gets what, when, and how, is central to health policy and health equity outcomes.Read more
Gender refers to the roles, attributes, behaviours and opportunities associated with being male, female, or gender non-binary.Read more
Gender plays a key role in driving health outcomes for everyone - men, women, and people with non-binary gender identities.Read more
Explore modules and courses by the Gender Centre members in the Institute for Global Health.Read more
In the eleventh seminar of the Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health series, Commissioner Morna Cornell confronted the elephant in the room head-on by presenting an evidence-based argument for including men in gender and health discourses, policies, and programs.Read more