Can a malaria service delivery project improve gender equality?
In four countries, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali, and Rwanda, the PMI AIRS Project is giving the CARE WE-MEASR “Women’s Participation in Household Decision Making” survey to a random selection of both male and female seasonal workers. Seasonal workers will take this 10 question survey before the start of the seasonal spray campaign, and then again at the end of the spray campaign, allowing the project to measure the effect both before and after working at an explicitly gender inclusive job. The survey will be conducted throughout the three years of the project to see how gender norms change over time. As this survey will be implemented in July, results will be available in August.
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public
Discuss how a malaria service delivery project can integrate gender equality throughout its project operations. Analyze if creating a gender inclusive environment can change gender norms and attitudes of its seasonal employees. Discuss how a malaria project can work with government partners to recruit and hire more women.
Keyword(s): Gender, Partner Involvement
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have implemented the gender inclusive policies on the PMI AIRS Project and I have led and analyzed the evaluation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.