About Us

About the Project 

The Sex, Gender and Covid-19 Project is a partnership of Global Health 50/50 (housed at University College London), the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). The project is building the world’s largest database of sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19, investigating the roles sex and gender are playing in the outbreak, building the evidence base of what works to tackle gender disparities in COVID-19 health outcomes, and advocating for effective gender-responsive approaches to pandemic.

Understanding and addressing the impacts of both sex and gender on health outcomes is critical to building equitable, sustainable and healthy societies. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. From the first reports of the novel coronavirus, there has been consistent evidence of its gendered impact. In its early investigations, however, Global Health 50/50 found that only a handful of countries were reporting sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19, and that no initiative had taken responsibility for consolidating the data that were available. In response, Global Health 50/50 established the COVID-19 Data Tracker, which compiles national data, disaggregated by sex and age.

Over the next year, Global Health 50/50, ICRW and APHRC will be working together to expand the Data Tracker and urge national and sub-national health programmes and global health institutions to report sex-disaggregated data and apply intersectional gender analysis to inform COVID-19 responses. 

The project is supported with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


This Tracker is the result of the dedicated efforts of contributors and volunteers from each partner institution.

GH5050 contributors
Imogen Bakulman
Sarah Hawkes
Athena Pantazis
Anna Purdie
Sonja Tanaka

APHRC contributors
Damazo Kadengye

Siki Kigongo
Michelle Mbuthia
Sylvia Muyingo
Moreen Nkonge

ICRW contributors
Pranita Achyut

Kakoli Borkotoky
Abhishek Gautaum
Ketaki Nagaraju
Sneha Sharma

Data collection volunteers
Fiona Bakelmun
Valeria Bello
Bea Coates
Jess Cox
Yu-En Hsu
Mireille Evagora-Campbell
Ilaria Galizia
Fatima Irfan
Dahye Kim
Rebekah Merriman
Nina Van der Mark
Kate Williams
Laure-Anais Zultak

About the Partners

Global Health 50/50

Global Health 50/50, housed at University College London, is an independent research and advocacy initiative that promotes far-reaching transparency, action and accountability to advance gender equality and health equity. Established in 2017, it brings together leading feminists including doctors, academics, journalists, politicians and policy experts from all corners of the world.


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The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a global research institute with offices located in Washington, D.C.; New Delhi, India; Nairobi, Kenya; and Kampala, Uganda. Established in 1976 and anchored in the principle of human dignity, ICRW advances gender equity, social inclusion and shared prosperity worldwide. Our researchers dig into the ways gender shapes societies and the ways people’s lives are diminished by power imbalances. We use evidence to inform our advocacy, advisory services and program design. Our evidence sheds light on some of the most intractable challenges facing us and informs solutions that work. 


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Twitter: @ICRWAsia

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Twitter: @ICRW
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ICRW Africa
Twitter: @ICRWAfrica

ICRW Advisors
Twitter: @ICRWAdvisors

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

The African Population and Health Research Center is the continent’s premier research institution and think tank, exploring questions of population health and wellbeing. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a newly opened satellite office in Dakar, Senegal, the Center seeks to drive change with evidence led by a growing cadre of research leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa. Our teams orient their research agendas according to global and continental development priorities, driven by the belief that Africa and African-generated evidence must be at the forefront of decisions supporting improved growth and development.


Twitter: @APHRC
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/african-population-and-health-research-center
Facebook: @APHRC

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