ICUH22 Panel Session: “How are changing gender and social norms influencing health seeking behaviour and health systems in cities?”

CHORUS held a panel session at the International Conference on Urban Health presenting analysis on how gender intersects with other social stratifies to influence health seeking behaviour in poor urban neighbourhoods.

The session used findings from the qualitative and quantitative research to explore cross-country similarities and differences between the CHORUS cities in West Africa and South Asia, and look at ways forward to adapt urban health systems and create equitable urban health environments.


  • Dr Lauren J. Wallace, University of Ghana
  • Dr. Sushama Kanan, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh
  • Prof. Helen Elsey, University of York
  • Chinyere Mbachu, University of Nigeria
  • Abriti Arjyal, HERD International, Nepal

The session recording can be viewed here:

The CHORUS Gender and Intersectionality Guide for Researchers aims to support CHORUS research partners to identify gender and equity issues relating to their urban health
systems projects.