TDR’s Intersectional Gender Research Strategy

Posted 04/07/23
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An intersectional gender lens is important for inclusive and responsive infectious disease research programmes and universal health coverage efforts towards “leaving no one behind”. TDR supports and promotes an intersectional gender approach to research, ultimately focusing on the impact of gender dynamics and interconnected inequalities for the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty.
This strategy focuses on:
• Building research capacities on intersectional gender analysis in research on infectious diseases.
• Supporting intersectional gender analysis in research for implementation, to generate new evidence and knowledge on the intersections of gender and other social variables that influence the way in which implementation strategies work.
• Generating evidence on gender-intersecting inequalities in access to health services and those that influence differentials in vulnerability to, and the impact of, health conditions associated with infectious diseases in LMICs.
• Promoting an inclusive infectious disease research agenda

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Integration of sex and gender considerations into health research is critical to achieving gender equality and health equity. This resource hub is a curated repository of resources to strengthen researchers’ capacity to consider sex, gender, and their intersections with other axes of inequality and discrimination throughout the research cascade, from conception to design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting.


The two WHO-hosted special programmes for research – the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) and the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) – have identified an initial set of existing relevant, accessible and comprehensive resources that are immediately available to all researchers. In the longer term, the aim is to continue to expand the inventory by crowdsourcing relevant tools through this portal.


This inventory includes toolkits, guides, research articles, training and audio-visual materials that are readily available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

The resources are categorized by type of resource, intended audience, topics covered and creators/developers.

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This resource aims to meet the needs of researcher in all contexts, working in all health topics and using different research methods. If you have a resource that supports consideration of sex and gender variables and considerations in health research and which is not yet included in this repository, you are invited to share it with us by completing the form below. A team from HRP and TDR will assess your submission for inclusion, depending upon it meeting the criteria of the portal and inform you accordingly. Please respond to the following the following questions before submission:

  • Does your resource address sex and/or gender variables and considerations in health research?
  • Is the resource readily available to researchers globally (i.e., published in open access journal, or free for download from a website or other source)?
  • In which language is your resource available? (Tick all those that apply)
  • Does your resource fall under one or more of the categories listed below?

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