MEYER APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE EXPERT COMMITTEE
NHH professor Christine B. Meyer will chair a committee appointed by the Government tasked to write a report on women’s health and health from a gender perspective.
‘Knowledge about women’s health and health in a gender perspective has been a priority area for many years, but we want to enhance this even further. I’m very pleased that Christine Meyer will lead the work of this committee.’
These are the words of Bent Høie (Conservative) in a press release.
The last time a Norwegian Official Report (NOU) was published on women’s health was in 1999.
The Ministry of Health and Care Services wanted a new NOU to gain an up-to-date overview of women’s health in Norway and the challenges women face when it comes to the risk and occurrence of illness and their use of health and care services.
The committee’s remit is the whole of the Ministry of Health and Care Services’ area of responsibility: public health, care services, the primary healthcare service and the specialist healthcare service.
health from a holistic perspective
The committee will:
- Look at health from a holistic perspective and review problems related to equality between the sexes in the area of health. Health challenges are related to factors such as education and income, age, family and work relationships, geography, next of kin duties, violence and abuse, and coming from minority groups.
- The report will raise the matter of health in a gender perspective among ethnic minorities.
- It will also look into how gender interrelates with other factors such as functional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and socio-economic background.
The committee comprising 15 persons will submit its final report and recommendation by 20 September 2022.
‘Meyer has extensive experience of leadership and has substantial knowledge of public processes. This will be important in the work ahead to establish the status in this area. In this way, the committee can assess and propose measures that can enhance women's health and gender perspectives in the health and care services, public health, education and research,’ according to Høie in the press release.