Gender and Health Group Publications

The group has produced Guidelines for the Analysis of Gender and Health in developing countries with the financial support of the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID). These guidelines aim to enhance the ability to understand and respond to gender issues amongst those involved in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health care provision and health research.


George, A, Theobald, S.Morgan,R. Hawkins., K. Molyneux, S. (2015) Snap shots from a photo competition: What does it reveal about close-to-community providers, gender and power in health systems? Accepted by Human resources for Health July 2015

Gyapong, M & Theobald, S. (2015) The sexual and reproductive health issue you’ve probably never heard of…. Open Democracy 50:50, Published 6th July

Kamuya, D.  Theobald, S. March, V. Parker, M. Geissler, W & Molyneux CS (2015) “The One Who Chases You Away Does Not Tell You Go”: Silent Refusals and Complex Power Relations in Research Consent Processes in Coastal Kenya, PLOS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126671

Raven, Joanna, vanden Broek, Nynke, Tao, Fangbiao, Kun, Huang and Tolhurst, Rachel (2015) 'The quality of childbirth care in China: women’s voices: a qualitative study'. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol 15, e113.

Tulloch, O. Theobald, S. Morishita, F. Datiko, D. Asnake, G.  Tesema, T. Jamal, H. Marcos, P. Cuevas, L.  and Yassin, M. (2015)  Patient and community experiences of tuberculosis diagnosis and care within a community-based intervention in Ethiopia: A qualitative study  BMC Public Health (2015) 15:187

Anderson de Cuevas, R. Al-Sonboli, N. Al-Aghbari, N.  Yassin, M.  Cuevas, L. Theobald, S. (2014) Barriers to completing TB diagnosis in Yemen: services should respond to patients’ needs, PLoS ONE, Vol 9, Issue 9, e105194

Anderson de Cuevas, R. Theobald, S. Al-Sonboli, N. & Al-Aghbari, N. (2014) Obtaining the Perspective of the Tuberculosis Patients Attending Diagnostic Services in Yemen: A Qualitative Study Employing In-Depth Interviews and Focus Group Discussions, SAGE Case Study,

Chepuka, Lignet, Taegtmeyer, Miriam, Chorwe-Sungani, Genesis, Mambulasa, Janet, Chirwa, Ellen and Tolhurst, Rachel (2014) 'Perceptions of the mental health impact of intimate partner violence and health service responses in Malawi'. Global Health Action, Vol 7, e24816.

Kumwenda, Moses, Munthali, Alister, Phiri, Mackwellings, Mwale, Daniel, Gutteberg, Tore, MacPherson, Eleanor, Theobald, Sally, Corbett, Liz and Desmond, Nicola (2014) 'Factors Shaping Initial Decision-Making to Self-test Amongst Cohabiting Couples in Urban Blantyre, Malawi'. AIDS and Behavior, Vol 18, Issue 4, S396-S404.

MacPherson, E. Richards, E. Namakhoma, I & Theobald, S. (2014) Gender equity and sexual and reproductive health in East and Southern Africa: A critical overview of the literature, Global Health and Action, 7: 23717

MacPherson, Eleanor, Dusabe-Richards, Esther, Namakhoma, Ireen and Theobald, Sally (2014) 'Gender equity and sexual and reproductive health in Eastern and Southern Africa: a critical overview of the literature'. Global Health Action, Vol 7, e23717.

Percival, V, Dusabe-Richards, Esther, Maclean, T and Theobald, Sally (2014) 'Health systems and gender in post-conflict contexts: building back better?'. Conflict and Health, Vol 8, e19.

Richards, E. Percival, V. Ssali, S. & Theobald, S. (2014) Gender roles and relations need critical consideration in conflict and post-conflict settings Development in Practice in press

Dusabe-Richards, Esther, Zalwango, Flavia, Seeley, Janet, Scholten, Francien and Theobald, Sally (2013) 'Neglected older women and men: Exploring age and gender as structural drivers of HIV among people aged over 60 in Uganda'. African Journal of AIDS Research, Vol 12, Issue 2, pp. 71-78.

Alyaemni, Asmaa, Theobald, Sally, Faragher, Brian, Jehan, Kate and Tolhurst, Rachel (2013) 'Gender Inequities in Health: An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Saudi Women's Perceptions'. Women & Health, Vol 53, Issue 7, pp. 741-759.

Dusabe-Richards, Esther, Theobald, Sally, George, Asha, Kim, Julia C, Rudert, Christiane, Jehan, Kate and Tolhurst, Rachel (2013) 'Going beyond the surface: Gendered intra-household bargaining as a social determinant of child health and nutrition in low and middle income countries'. Social Science & Medicine, Vol 95, pp. 24-33.

MacPherson, Eleanor, Sadalaki, John, Njoloma, Macdonald, Nyongopa, Victoria, Nkhwazi, Lawrence, Mwapasa, Victor, Lalloo, David, Desmond, Nicola, Seeley, Janet and

Theobald, Sally (2012) 'Transactional sex and HIV: understanding the gendered structural drivers of HIV in fishing communities in Southern Malawi'. Journal of the International AIDS Society, Vol 15(S1), Issue 1736.

Tolhurst, Rachel, Leach, Beryl, Price, Janet, Robinson, Jude, Ettore, Elizabeth, Scott-Samuel, Alex, Kilonzo, Nduku, Sabuni, Louis P., Robertson, Steve, Kapilashrami, Anuj, Bristow, Katie, Lang, Raymond, Romao, Francelina and Theobald, Sally (2011) 'Intersectionality and Gender Mainstreaming in International Health: Using a Feminist Participatory Action Research Process to Analyse Voices and Debates from the Global South and North.'. Social Science & Medicine, Vol 74, Issue 11, pp. 1825-1832.

Tulloch, Olivia, Mayaud, Philippe, Adu-Sarkodie, Yaw, Kofi Opoku, Baafuor, Oye Lithur , Nana, Sickle, Eugene, Delany-Moretlwe, Sinead, Wambura, Mwita, Changalucha, John and Theobald, Sally (2011) 'Using research to influence sexual and reproductive health practice and implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa: a case-study analysis'. Health Research Policy and Systems, Vol 9, Issue Supp 1, S10.

Theobald, Sally (2011) 'Book Review: The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Health Care Edited by Ellen Kuhlmann and Ellen Annandale. Published by Palgrave Macmillan 2010. Hardback 504pp. Price £120 ISBN 978 0 230 23031 6'. Perspectives in Public Health, Vol 131, Issue 2, p. 96. Item not available from this repository.

Lawson, Lovett, Yassin, Mohammed A., Onuoha, Alex N, Ramsay, Andrew, Anderson de Cuevas, Rachel, Theobald, Sally, Davies, Peter and Cuevas, Luis (2010) 'Yield of SmearMicroscopy and Radiological Findings of Male and Female Patients with Tuberculosis in Abuja, Nigeria'. Tuberculosis Research and Treatment, Vol 2010 .

Saddiq, Abdullahi, Tolhurst, Rachel, Lalloo, David and Theobald, Sally (2010) 'Promoting vulnerability or resilience to HIV? A qualitative study on polygamy in Maiduguri, Nigeria'. AIDS Care, Vol 22, Issue Issue , pp. 146-151. (Unpublished) 

Gender & Health blogs 

Blog - March 2016. Fatima’s story: reflections from a qualitative research dissemination on the drivers of child marriage in Gezira state, Sudan. Laura Dean, Rachel Tolhurst. RESYST  

Tools - July 2015 Gender Analysis Frameworks & Tools to Aid with Health Systems Research| by Rings

Blog - 11 May 2015: Kartini and women’s lives | by Sudirman Nasir

Blog - 01 April 2015: Introducing Sreytouch Vong: Exploring the career pathway of the health workforce in Cambodia using a gender lens | by Sreytouch Vong

Blog - 30 March 2015:Gender Equity Analysis: A necessary prerequisite for addressing gender-related outcomes | by Ireen Namakhoma

Blog - 08 March 2015 International Women’s Day 2015: Celebrating women’s role in the promotion of primary healthcare in Ethiopia | by John Dusabe, Daniel G. Datiko, Jarso Tulu and Sally Theobald

Blog - 19 January 2015 Calling Time on Urogenital Schistosomiasis  | by Sally Theobald

Blog- 21 January 2015 Gender, rights, equity: Reflections from the Cape Town Health Systems Research Symposium | by Asha George, Rosemary Morgan, Kate Hawkins, Sassy Molyneux, Sarah Ssali, Sally Theobald, Linda Waldman

Policy Brief - December 2014 Ten arguments for why gender should be a central focus for universal health coverage advocates| by Rings Steering Committee

Blog - 10 October 2014 Gendered Health Care Coping in Northern Uganda: A quick update from Cape Town | by Sally Theobald

Blog - 26 September 2014 Community engagement to tackle maternal mortality in South Sudan | by Sally Theobald