Article - Covid-19 : the gendered impacts of the outbreak

The Lancet, volume 395, n° 10227, p. 846-848, 14 mars 2020

Article de Clare Wenham, Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, LOndon, UK, Julia Smith, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada et Rosemary Morgan, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA.

Policies and public health efforts have not addressed the gendered impacts of disease outbreaks.1 The response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appears no different. We are not aware of any gender analysis of the outbreak by global health institutions or governments in affected countries or in preparedness phases. Recognising the extent to which disease outbreaks affect women and men differently is a fundamental step to understanding the primary and secondary effects of a health emergency on different individuals and communities, and for creating effective, equitable policies and interventions.

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