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HEALTH UNION

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THE CONTEXT

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally affected the socio-economic conditions of women for a number of reasons. The health and care sectors show that the pandemic poses new challenges but also exacerbates existing problems. Despite the majority of the workers in this sector being female, most Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is fitted to a standard-sized man, leaving women sub-optimally protected. Unpaid care work disproportionally hinders women to access education, employment or leisure activities. NEXT GENERATION EU addresses gender equality in health as a priority for society and fair growth.

THE #HEALTH UNION CHALLENGE

Who's in charge of this challenge?

UNIPI. The University of Pisa is a public institution with twenty departments, and high level research centres in the agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine sectors.

What is the expected contribution?

  • Increase the awareness of the crucial role a gender-oriented perspective is capable of playing in healthcare, even in light of the formulation of future EU policies.
  • Investigate gender budgeting as a useful instrument for the implementation of the right to healthcare from a gender perspective
  • Propose a specific Toolkit as a practical instrument to foster a gender-oriented approach to healthcare.

Challenge topics

  • Gender Medicine
  • Gender Health
  • Healthcare systems
  • Financial policies in the healthcare sector

Actions

  • Action 1. Definition of the Network, programming and design

  • Action 2. Training on the gendered aspects of health
  • Action 3. Training on the relationship among gendered aspects of healthcare and financing systems in the Italian healthcare context
  • Action 4.Creation of a Toolkit for the adoption of a gender approach to the medical analysis of patients and thus to healthcare
  • Action 5. Research activities on the role of gender budgeting as an important instrument for the national healthcare system
  • Action 6. Final event for the dissemination of the research results

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CHAIR OF WG

Rita Biancheri, Professor in Sociology. Graduated in Philosophy and History with honours at the University of Pisa, Rita Bianchieri is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pisa where she teaches “Sociology of the family, cultures and management of health processes” and “Gender cultures and society”. She has the scientific habilitation to the Grade A in “General Sociology” and “Sociology of the Cultural and communicative processes”. Read more>

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