Gender and the 10/90 gap in health research.

  title={Gender and the 10/90 gap in health research.},
  author={Lesley Doyal},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={82 3},
  • Lesley Doyal
  • Published 2004 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Currently, less than 10% of current global funding for research is spent on diseases that afflict more than 90% of the population. This is referred to as the 10/90 gap in health research, and efforts to close it are mounting as part of the wider equity agenda in health. Increasingly it is being recognized that gender issues must be central to these efforts, since women comprise the majority of the world’s poor. The health of these women is affected not just by their poverty and by failures to… CONTINUE READING