New report on the state of women's and children's health: "Eliminating Health Inequities: Every Woman and Every Child Counts"

A new report, published jointly by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), stresses the disproportionate impact of global health inequalities on women and children. Highlighting the ways in which social inequities compound biological differences and thereby exacerbate vulnerabilities, the report advocates a holistic, human-rights based approach towards the achievement of greater health equality. Illustrated by success stories from several countries around the word, three issue areas, namely access to quality care and health information, and greater gender equality, are identified as the starting points for concrete recommendations on political and social action.

The full report is available here.

 

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