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Jhpiego Rated High Performer on Gender Equality Issues

Global initiative reviews 200 organizations

Baltimore, Md. – For a third consecutive year, Jhpiego, a nonprofit global health leader and Johns Hopkins University affiliate, has been recognized as a high performer in its efforts to prioritize gender equality, a designation cited in the 2022 report of Global Health 50/50, an independent research initiative at the University College London Centre for Gender and Global Health.

The Global Health 50/50 Report reviews publicly available, gender-related policies and practices of 200 organizations active in the global health sphere. Its 2022 report recognized Jhpiego as a “high performer,” putting the Baltimore-based organization among the top 30 percent of organizations reviewed. Global Health 50/50 also noted, “In assessing the scores of your organisation from 2020-2022, your organisation has also been found to be a ‘consistently high scorer.'”

“Jhpiego’s commitment to gender equality is significant and sustainable. Through our partnership with governments in 40-plus countries, we focus on building equity in the global health workforce, across health systems and within communities,” says Jhpiego President and CEO Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN. “The recognition of our work over the past three years by Global Health 50/50 underscores our commitment to transformative change that elevates women to positions of leadership and provides opportunities they have been denied for too long.”

This year, Global Health 50/50’s review also focused on organizational board membership and policies. Jhpiego’s advisory board is diverse in geography, ethnic background and country of birth. Of the 26 members, six are persons of color. Two board members were born in Nigeria, a third was born in Iran and a fourth in India. The Global Health 50/50 report, issued March 30, entitled Boards for All? A review of power, policy and people on the boards of organisations active in global health, noted that women comprise 73 percent of Jhpiego’s advisory board. That’s in contrast to the review’s overall finding that “men from the Global North are vastly overrepresented on the boards of global health organisations, and that more needs to be done to ensure women and nationals from low- and middle-income countries have a seat at the table.”

The Global Health 50/50 2022 Report compares and contrasts gaps in pay and power across a range of global health entities, including development institutions, philanthropic and faith-based organizations, nongovernmental organizations and public-private partnerships. By sharing its findings, Global Health 50/50 aims to foster change and contribute to a more gender-equal global health sector that works for everyone.

Through its gender programming, Jhpiego works in 14 countries across Africa and Asia to promote leadership opportunities for women health care providers and guide health ministries in developing policies and programs that meet those needs. Among two key initiatives of Jhpiego are the Gender Analysis Toolkit for Health Systems and the Gender Transformative Leadership package. For more information on Jhpiego’s gender work, click here.

Details of the Global Health 50/50 report launch event, which will take place on April 1, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. BST, can be found here

For more information on Jhpiego’s work, contact Ann LoLordo, ann.lolordo@jhpiego.org.