Women Health

International Journal Of Women's Health

Women Health

At the beginning of the twentieth century, in much of the Western industrialized world, life expectancy at birth for women was less than 50 years. Life expectancy at birth for women in most industrialized countries is now well into the late 70s and the early mid-80s, on average about seven to eight years longer than men. By age 65 and over, this gender gap narrows, and by age 85, life expectancy for women is very close to men’s.

This video showcases initiatives led by H4+ and Governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sierra Leone to reduce child and maternal mortality rates. Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared an international public health emergency in August, many UN organizations, including UN Women, have been working hand-in-hand to help those affected on the ground. UN Women has been facilitating mobilization and information efforts targeting women, who have been disproportionately affected by this disease. Yet in 2013, nearly 800 women still died every day from maternal causes—99 per cent of these deaths occurred in developing countries. Most of their lives could have been saved with simple, well-known preventative interventions, even as basic as a bar of soap. Health, in all respects, physical and mental, is a fundamental human right.

Women Health

We provide a safe inclusive environment where women who have developed or at risk of developing diabetes can be supported and encouraged to make their health a priority. All services provided by staff at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands CHC with the exception of birth control and orthotics are free of charge. Our new outreach program offers an innovative approach to ensuring women can access the bladder and pelvic treatment they need. We are a community of caring, connected, progressive health professionals committed to giving you more.

Men with cancer and COVID-19 may be at significantly higher risk for severe symptoms and even death as compared to females fighting both, a University of Kansas Cancer Center research team has found. An international study, coordinated by experts from the University of Nottingham, has revealed that the genetic risk of pre-eclampsia – a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy – is related to blood pressure and body mass index. UN Agencies, UNDP, WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNV and the Government of Uzbekistan run a joint programme to improve the welfare of vulnerable groups due to the Aral Sea ecological crisis in the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan within Uzbekistan. Primary health care workers are trained to specifically address the needs of women and youth as a result of the environmental disaster. The Thuthuzela Care Centres are “one-stop shops” designed to address the needs of sexual assault survivors. The centres provide emergency medical care, crisis counseling, police investigation and court preparation in an integrated and survivor friendly manner. Through the H4+, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO and The World Bank work together to improve the reproductive health of women and children.

A mammogram may show calcifications in the arteries of the breast. These may signal that a woman has a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. Some research has found that if a woman has calcifications in her breast arteries, she has a 70{06e5c851e71f046c386a74248b3a53282284dae0fc18af42c313779a50d46a39} chance of having calcifications in the coronary arteries as well. Smoking appears to increase the risk of developing brain aneurysms in women, according to results of a new study. People with this condition have a number of health risks, including a greater chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke. In addition, they are more likely to develop diabetes, which can lead to additional health problems, such as kidney disease and a higher rate of infection.

From every angle, Axia Women’s Health is leading the way in improving women’s health. Yesterday, @liztwistmp highlighted the contribution that events like #wearitpink have for funding breast cancer research. MAMPU – The Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is a joint initiative between the Government of Australia and the Government of Indonesia. MAMPU supports the Government of Indonesia in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by building women’s leadership and empowerment to improve their access to essential government services and programs. MAMPU works with 13 organisations and their networks of over 100 local partners in 1000 villages across 27 of Indonesia’s 34 provinces. Through MAMPU, our Partners support 32,000 women organised in 1,300 village groups to develop their collective capacity to influence decision making at multiple levels, from the village to national parliament.

We provide information that addresses issues important to women in all their diversities. The National Women’s Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. Together with our partners from diverse sectors, we bring attention to and aim to correct issues important to women’s health.