Generating evidence to strengthen intersectionality and gender research efforts in infectious disease prevention and control
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Generating evidence to strengthen intersectionality and gender research efforts in infectious disease prevention and control

Deadline for submission: 17 August 2020 (17:00 CET

This call aims to strengthen gender and intersectionality analyses in infectious disease research. Under this call, either several individual institutions (up to three), or one multi-country institutional consortium proposal, will be selected for eighteen months’ funding up to a maximum amount of US$ 200 000.


Understanding the intersection of different dimensions of gender with other social stratifiers, including age, sex, disability, class, sexual orientation or ethnicity, among others, is critical in the epidemiology, prevention and control of infectious diseases across different contexts. There is increasing yet insufficient evidence on why and how gender intersects with other key social stratifiers to shape infectious disease conditions, influence vulnerability to illness, and affect experiences in access to health care. There is also an urgent need to explore how new evidence in emerging priority areas can be efficiently translated into policy and practice, and how gender dynamics influence implementation research processes.

A renewed and strengthened gender equality and health equity focus with an intersectional lens could have a profound effect on infectious disease public health delivery for marginalized populations globally. Prevention and control of infectious diseases and addressing gender intersecting inequalities could result in better social justice outcomes that positively contribute to fighting infectious diseases in LMICs, and among the most vulnerable populations.

Call objectives and expected outputs

The overall objective of this work is to generate evidence on gender intersecting inequalities in infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control, as well as gender and intersectionality applied in infectious disease implementation research processes. Specifically, studies could focus on one or more of the topics listed below. This list is not exhaustive; research teams may suggest slightly different titles or foci although preference will be given to closely related topics.

We invite research teams to generate evidence from single or multiple contexts that span the translational research spectrum and are of any methodological underpinning. Teams should address gender, sex, and their intersections with associated inequities in infectious diseases. The evidence generated will inform TDR’s research and programmes, which in turn may also influence future implementation research, policy and practice.

for more infomation: https://www.who.int/tdr/grants/calls/intersectionality-and-gender-research-call/en/

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