GENDER AND EQUITY
Gender and equity issues influence the uptake and delivery of immunization at each of the six steps along the Journey to Health and Immunization – from knowledge, awareness and belief to experience of care and after service. Each step is labeled in the figure below.
The Journey to Health and Immunization
Step 1 – Knowledge, awareness & belief
Gender/equity issues influencing knowledge and beliefs
Step 2 – Intent
Gender norms/equity dimensions impacting uptake and delivery
Step 3 – Preparation, cost & effort
Gender/equity-related costs and benefits of service access/provision
Step 4 – Point of service
Gender/equity considerations in health service delivery
Step 5 – Experience of care
Gender dynamics/equity issues in client-provider interactions
Step 6 – After service
Gender/equity dimensions in follow-up care and services
barriers & solutions
Learn about gender barriers at each step along the Journey to Health and Immunization. Review checklists of key actions, complete self-assessment quizzes and create a personalized action plan.
Review strategies implemented in Gavi-eligible countries to improve immunization equity. Search by Step along the Journey, health system factor or action, keyword or country.
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Although immunization is hugely successful worldwide, many marginalized children in urban poor, remote rural, or conflict-affected settings, or where gender inequalities are entrenched, remain unreached.
THE 6 STEPS
The Journey to Health and Immunization framework describes six steps that together determine whether or not a child, adolescent or woman has access to and receives quality immunization services.
- Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Routine Childhood Immunizations
- Why Gender Matters: Immunization 2030
- The influence of gender on immunisation: using an ecological framework to examine intersecting inequities and pathways to change
- Immunization and Gender
- Polio Global Eradication Initiative: Gender Technical Brief