Global women's health in 2010: Facing the challenges

Felicia Lester, Nerys C. Benfield, Mohamed M F Fathalla

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Abstract

Women's health is closely linked to a nation's level of development, with the leading causes of death in women in resource-poor nations attributable to preventable causes. Unlike many health problems in rich nations, the cure relies not only on the discovery of new medications or technology but also getting basic services to the people who need them most and addressing underlying injustice. In order to do this, political will and financial resources must be dedicated to developing and evaluating a scaleable approach to strengthen health systems, support community-based programs, and promote widespread campaigns to address gender inequality, including promoting girls' education. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have highlighted the importance of addressing maternal health and promoting gender equality for the overall development strategy of a nation. We must capitalize on the momentum created by this and other international campaigns and continue to advocate for comprehensive strategies to improve global women's health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2081-2089
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Women's Health
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Global women's health in 2010 : Facing the challenges. / Lester, Felicia; Benfield, Nerys C.; Fathalla, Mohamed M F.

In: Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 19, No. 11, 01.11.2010, p. 2081-2089.

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Lester, Felicia ; Benfield, Nerys C. ; Fathalla, Mohamed M F. / Global women's health in 2010 : Facing the challenges. In: Journal of Women's Health. 2010 ; Vol. 19, No. 11. pp. 2081-2089.
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