Women’s work across every aspect of healthcare is largely invisible

Women’s work across every aspect of healthcare is largely invisible

Why it’s critical we use gender transformative approaches for the health workforce in Canada Sometimes an issue can be so pervasive that it is rendered nearly invisible. Take for instance the gender of the health workforce. Women comprise 82 per cent of health workers in Canada, in contrast to 47 per cent in the total […]

Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity

Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity

Everyone deserves to live a long life in full health, but not everyone is so fortunate. Some individuals and groups are more at risk of falling ill, becoming severely ill or disabled or dying prematurely (that is, before the average expected life span).

‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters

‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters

In a world affected by numerous diseases, disabilities and illnesses, how do governments, health care providers, media or the general public decide which ones are most important?