Gendered Health Systems: The Gendered Nature of Community Health Work

Rosemary Morgan, PhD (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)


Female community health workers form the most important foundation of health systems, yet there is limited attention to the power and status they hold in their communities. Since female CHWs do not receive salaries commensurate with the time they invest in their work, their sense of empowerment is linked with their intrinsic motivation. This presentation is a compilation of thoughts from experts on the question— ‘What does it take to build a stronger, more empowered community health workforce, and how can this enable us to achieve a better continuum of RMNCH care?’.

Published on June 2019