Dr. Jyotsna Jha has been invited to a Policy Dialogue organised by the Ramalingaswami Centre, Bangalore on 10-11 April 2023

During the last year, The Ramalingaswami Centre has been on a journey along with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and School of Public Health at the University of Western Cape in South Africa, exploring ‘Promising Practices in integrating Gender into Government Health Programs’. This work builds on their earlier work on What Works in Gender and Health in the United Nations, using the realist evaluation framework.

The Ramalingaswami Centre has developed two cases which showed promise in this regard: the Gender Guidance Clinics initiated by the Government of Tamil Nadu, and the collaboration between government and civil society to integrate Gender in Medical Education.

The Ramalingaswami Centre is organising a two-day Policy Dialogue to share the lessons learned and insights gained from their work, and to collectively brainstorm about opportunities and strategies to take initiatives forward.

Prof. Vinod Vyasulu, CBPS President is charing one session on the 10th of April in the afternoon, while Dr. Jyotsna Jha, Director CBPS is chairing another session on the 11th of April just before lunch when the case study on ‘Gender in Medical Education‘ is being discussed. This meeting will be attended by a large group of stakeholders, including central and state health departments, healthcare institutions, academics, civil society, and multilateral agencies.