Ebola, gender and conspicuously invisible women in global health governance.

Author:

Harman, S.,

Editor:

Date:

2016

Region:

Africa

Theme:

Gender and Pandemics

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Harman, S., (2016). Ebola, gender and conspicuously invisible women in global health governance. Third World Quarterly, 37(3), pp.524-541. 

Developing feminist research on gender blindness, care and male bias, this article uses Ebola as a case to explore how global health rests on the conspicuous free labour of women in formal and informal care roles, yet renders women invisible in policy and practice. The article does so by demonstrating the conspicuous invisibility of women and gender in narratives on Ebola, emergency and long-term strategies to contain the disease, and in the health system strengthening plans of the World Health Organization and World Bank.