Examining Effect of Gender Inequalities in Community Development; A Case Study of Kiryandongo Hospital, Kiryandongo District, Western Uganda

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TABLE OF CONTENT

DECLARATION .............................................................................................................................. i

APPROVAL ................................................................................................................................... ii

DEDICATION ............................................................................................................................... iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................................................................. .iv

LIST OF TABLES ........................................................................................................................... v

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ......................................................................................................... x

ABSTRACT ................................................................................................................................. xii

CHAPTER ONE .............................................................................................................................. 1

GENERAL INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................... 1

1.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................... I

1.1 Definition of key terms and concepts .................................................................................... 1

1.2 Background to the study ........................................................................................................ 2

1.3 Staten1ent of the Problen1 ...................................................................................................... 5

1.4 purpose of the study ............................................................................................................... 6

1.5 Objectives of the Study .......................................................................................................... 6

1.5.1 General objective ................................................................................................................ 6

1.5.2 Specific objectives .............................................................................................................. 6

1.6 Research Questions ................................................................................................................ 6

1.7.0 Scope of the study ............................................................................................................... 7

I. 7. I Conceptual scope: ............................................................................................................... 7

1.7.2 Geographical scope: ........................................................................................................... 7

1.7.3 Ti111e scope: ......................................................................................................................... 7

1.8 Significance of the study ....................................................................................................... 7

l . 9 .I usti fication ............................................................................................................................ 7

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1.10 A diagrammatic representation of research variables interplay ......................................... 9

1.11 Conclusion ......................................................................................................................... 10

CHAPTER TWO ........................................................................................................................... 11

LITERATURE REVIEW .............................................................................................................. 11

2.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 11

2.1 Gender inequality manifestations among health workers .................................................... 11

2.2 Causes of gender inequalities in the health sector ............................................................... 12

2.3 Effects of gender inequalities among health workers .......................................................... I 5

2.4 Available mechanisms to promote gender equality among health workers ...................... 17

CI-IAPTER THREE ....................................................................................................................... 19

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY .................................................................................................. 19

3.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 19

3.1 Research design ................................................................................................................... 19

3.2 Area of the study .................................................................................................................. 19

3.3 Population of the study ........................................................................................................ 19

3.4 San1ple Size ......................................................................................................................... 20

3.5 San1pling Techniques .......................................................................................................... 20

3.6 Data collection methods and instruments ............................................................................ 20

3.6.1 Intervie,v schedule ............................................................................................................ 20

3.6.2 Focus group discussion and observation .......................................................................... 20

J . . _) uest1onna11e .................................................................................................................... _ ,.., 6,.., Q . ·. )0

3.7 Quality control methods ...................................................................................................... 21

3.8 Data analysis Technique ...................................................................................................... 21

3.9 Ethical Considerations ......................................................................................................... 21

3.10 Limitations of'the study ..................................................................................................... 21

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CHAPTER FOUR ......................................................................................................................... 23

DATA PRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND DISCUSSION ....................................... 23

4.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 23

4.1. Data presentation and discussions ...................................................................................... 23

4.1.1 Distribution of research respondents ................................................................................ 23

4.1.2 Distribution of Respondents in terms of research instruments ......................................... 24

4.1.3 Distribution of Respondents in terms of research instruments ......................................... 24

4.1.4 Distribution of Respondents in terms of gender ............................................................... 25

4.2 Gender inequality manifestations in the health sector. ........................................................ 25

4.3 Causes of gender inequalities in the health sector. .............................................................. 27

4.4 Effects of gender inequalities among health workers .......................................................... 28

4.5 Socio-de1nographic data ...................................................................................................... 30

4.6 Conclusion ........................................................................................................................... 30

CI-IAPTER FIVE ........................................................................................................................... 30

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ................................................... 31

5.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 31

5. I Summary of the findings ..................................................................................................... 31

5.1.1 Gender inequality manifestations in the health sector .................................................... 31

5.1.2 Causes of gender inequality in Kiryandongo hospital ...................................................... 31

5.1.3 Effect of gender inequalities among health workers ........................................................ 32

5.1.4 Available mechanisms to promote gender equality among health workers of

Kiryandongo hospital ................................................................................................................ 33

5.2 Conclusion ........................................................................................................................... 33

5.3 Recon11nendations ............................................................................................................... 34

5.4 Suggestions for further research .......................................................................................... 34

ABSTRACT The study examined gender inequalities in the health sector, case study of Kiryandongo hospital Kiryandongo Sub County, Kiryandongo district. The specific objectives wei·e to find out gender inequality manifestations, to investigate the causes of gender inequalities, to assess the effects of gender inequalities among health workers of Kiryandongo hospital and to establish the available mechanisms to promote gender equality among health workers of Kiryandongo hospital, Kiryandongo district. The study involved 30 female and 36 male. A total of 66 respondents were selected where by key informant guide was administered, set of questionnaire was generated and administered too and the focus group discussion tools which helped to collected the necessary information about this study. Chapter two consisted of the literature review, these are documents written by other authors that the researcher reviewed. Chapter three explains the research methodology employed in this research. The study used across sectional survey design and employed both qualitative and quantitative research approaches for data collection, presentation and analysis. The instruments used for data collection include Key informant interview. guide, focus group discussion guide, and questionnaire. The findings and conclusions highlight and revealed the causes of gender inequality which included; the education level, gender roles, preference of one sex for a specific department, inferiority complex. Effects included; poverty, reduced labor force in some departments, low performance, stigmatization, conflicts, and staff demoralization and available mechanisms to promote gender equality were affirmative action, women empowerment The recommendations made focus on the health sector providing a staff development and mentoring for female staff in order to better them to compete for higher management jobs and the government needs to develop gender policies, strategy. implementation and guidelines for the health sector. This would help health employees to know their rights while at \Vork.

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JUDITH, A (2022). Examining Effect of Gender Inequalities in Community Development; A Case Study of Kiryandongo Hospital, Kiryandongo District, Western Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/examining-effect-of-gender-inequalities-in-community-development-a-case-study-of-kiryandongo-hospital-kiryandongo-district-western-uganda-2

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JUDITH, ABIGABA "Examining Effect of Gender Inequalities in Community Development; A Case Study of Kiryandongo Hospital, Kiryandongo District, Western Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 02 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/examining-effect-of-gender-inequalities-in-community-development-a-case-study-of-kiryandongo-hospital-kiryandongo-district-western-uganda-2. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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JUDITH, ABIGABA . "Examining Effect of Gender Inequalities in Community Development; A Case Study of Kiryandongo Hospital, Kiryandongo District, Western Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 02 Aug. 2022. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/examining-effect-of-gender-inequalities-in-community-development-a-case-study-of-kiryandongo-hospital-kiryandongo-district-western-uganda-2 >.

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JUDITH, ABIGABA . "Examining Effect of Gender Inequalities in Community Development; A Case Study of Kiryandongo Hospital, Kiryandongo District, Western Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 10, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/examining-effect-of-gender-inequalities-in-community-development-a-case-study-of-kiryandongo-hospital-kiryandongo-district-western-uganda-2