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Constance NewmanConstance Newman, IntraHealth International, Senior Team Lead, Gender Equality and Health
Constance Newman creates practical tools and methodologies to help decision-makers and leaders at all levels understand the challenges of gender inequality and what it means for the health workforce. She has over 25 years of experience in health and development programs all over the world. Newman conducts research on gender discrimination in the health workforce in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Kenya, and she helps organizations use results to promote equal opportunity and gender equality at work. She has been an advisor to national governments and nongovernmental organizations on evaluation, research, policy, and gender equality. Newman is advising a project on gender-based violence in Mongolia led by the Asia Foundation. As an adjunct professor of maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Newman is working to integrate gender into global public health schools in North Carolina. She serves as chair of the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s Gender Working Group.


  • Gender analysis and integration
  • Gender-based violence
  • Human resources for health; workforce development
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and research
  • Family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS
  • Primary health care
  • Maternal and child health
  • Environmental sanitation
  • Disabilities
  • Refugee resettlement
  • Migration
  • Multidisciplinary working group facilitation

Selected Publications
Newman, Constance, Crystal Ng, and Sara Pacqué-Margolis. 2012. Strengthening the health worker pipeline through gender-transformative strategies. Washington, DC: CapacityPlus. http://www.capacityplus.org/strengthening-health-worker-pipeline-through...

Newman, Constance, Catherine Murphy, Rebecca Rhodes, and Beth Massie. 2012. Foundations of gender equality in the health workforce. Washington, DC: CapacityPlus. http://www.hrhresourcecenter.org/elearning/course/view.php?id=10

Newman, Constance, Anastasiah Kimeu, Leigh Shamblin, Christopher Penders, Pamela A. McQuide, and Judith Bwonya. 2011. “Making non-discrimination and equal opportunity for education a reality in Kenya’s health provider education system: Results of a gender analysis.” World Health and Population 12, no. 2. http://www.longwoods.com/content/22668

Newman, Constance J., Daniel H. de Vries, Jeanne d’Arc Kanakuze, and Gerard Ngendahimana. 2011. “Workplace violence and gender discrimination in Rwanda’s health workforce: Increasing safety and gender equality.” Human Resources for Health 9, no. 19. http://www.human-resources-health.com/content/9/1/19

Newman, Constance J., Linda Fogarty, Lucia N. Makoae, and Erik Reavely. 2011. “Occupational segregation, gender essentialism and male primacy as major barriers to equity in HIV/AIDS caregiving: Findings from Lesotho.” International Journal for Equity in Health 10, no. 24. http://www.equityhealthj.com/content/10/1/24/abstract

BA, George Washington University
MSW, University of Maryland, School of Social Work and Community Planning
MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health


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