Group | Gender and Inequities

Gender health analysis points to the fact that the experience of health and illness in society is to some extent different and often more hidden for women than for men. Gender inequalities determine the development and prevalence of respiratory diseases such as asthma, cardiovascular risk factors or access to health services. Experts at Swiss TPH focus on how gender influences health outcomes and inequalities in health care. They consider gender as a socio-cultural determinant of health and address gender-specific factors in epidemiological models for communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Sonja Merten

Sonja Merten


Schwarz J, Merten S. 'The body is difficult': reproductive navigation through sociality and corporeality in rural Burundi. Cult Health Sex. 2023;25(1):78-93. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2021.2020904

Bytyci-Katanolli A et al. Non-communicable disease prevention in Kosovo: quantitative and qualitative assessment of uptake and barriers of an intervention for healthier lifestyles in primary healthcare. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022;22:647. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-022-07969-5

Bytyci-Katanolli A et al. Perceived barriers to physical activity behaviour among patients with diabetes and hypertension in Kosovo: a qualitative study. BMC Prim Care. 2022;23:257. DOI: 10.1186/s12875-022-01866-w

Darkhawaja R.A.M et al. Exploring the role of social capital, self-efficacy and social contagion in shaping lifestyle and mental health among students representing the future healthcare workforce in Palestine: social cohort study protocol. BMJ Open. 2022;12:e049033. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049033

De Pretto-Lazarova A, Fuchs C, van Eeuwijk P, Burri C. Defining clinical trial quality from the perspective of resource-limited settings: a qualitative study based on interviews with investigators, sponsors, and monitors conducting clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022;16(1):e0010121. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010121