Using Large-Scale Data to Address Gender Health Inequities in India
Rakhi Dandona of the Public Health Foundation of India will examine gender disparities in national health programs in India by harnessing existing large-scale gender-specific data for disease burden and their risk factors from the Global Burden of Disease Study to help address gender-based health inequities in India. Males and females are affected differently by many diseases. The researchers will examine three national health programs in India covering various age-groups, specifically adolescent health, the elderly, and mental health, for gender-specific disease and risk estimates to assess where more focus is needed on girls and women. This would facilitate gender-specific health interventions within the existing national health programs and identify potential new programs to achieve better health outcomes for women and girls.