Hilary Standing - Research Associate
Hilary is a social anthropologist specialising in health systems development and reproductive and sexual health, with extensive experience of policy engagement on issues of gender and health sector reform and women's reproductive and sexual health, and thirty years experience of work on gender and health.
Interests include household level and gender aspects of health, formal and informal care systems, gender and equity in health, the management of organisational change in health sector restructuring and improving accountability within health systems.
Engaging with Health Markets in Low and Middle-Income CountriesIDS Working Paper 443 (2014)
Many low and middle-income countries have pluralistic health systems with a variety of providers of health-related goods and services in terms of their level of training, their ownership (public or private) and their relationship with the regulatory system. More details
Unsafe Abortion: A Development IssueIDS Bulletin 39.3 (2008)
Abortion has become an ever more controversial issue, provoking strong reactions both 'for' and 'against'. Language used in disputes over whether or not women should have access to safe and legal abortion indicates just how polarised debates have become: pro-choice versus pro-life; pro-abortion versus anti-choice. As the anti-abortion agenda has become coupled with other conservative agendas, such as pro-abstinence, pro-chastity and anti-contraception, an increasingly assertive movement has evolved. More details
Future Health Systems: Why Future? Why Now?Social Science and Medicine 66.10 (2008)
Markets, Information Asymmetry and Health Care: Towards New Social ContractsSocial Science and Medicine 66.10 (2008)
This paper explores the implications of the increasing role of informal as well as formal markets in the health systems of many low and middle-income countries. More details