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Title Women and health : today's evidence tomorrow's agenda
Imprint Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, c2009
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  RA778.A1 W65 2009    AVAILABLE    30520020716974
Descript xvi, 91 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm
Note Despite considerable progress in the past decades, societies continue to fail to meet the health care needs of women at key moments of their lives, particularly in their adolescent years and in older age. These are the key findings of the WHO report Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda. WHO calls for action both within the health sector and beyond to improve the health and lives of girls and women around the world, from birth to older age. The report provides the latest and most comprehensive evidence available to date on women's specific needs and health challenges over their entire life-course. The report includes the latest global and regional figures on the health and leading causes of death in women from birth, through childhood, adolescence and adulthood, to older age.--Publisher's description
Understanding women's health in the world today -- The girl child -- Adolescent girls -- Adult women : the reproductive years -- Adult women -- Older women -- Policy implications -- Conclusion
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health issues -- Women
Women' s health
Women's health service -- Trends
Life change events
Health status indicators
Social justice
Gender identity
Public policy
World health
Developing countries
Women's Health -- Statistics
Health Status Indicators -- Statistics
Life Change Events -- Statistics
Public Policy -- Statistics
Women's Health Services -- trends -- Statistics
World Health -- Statistics
Alt Author World Health Organization
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