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Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda

Posted Nov 09 2009 10:01pm

Despite progress, societies continue to fail women at key times of their lives.
World Health Organization – 2009 ISBN: 9789241563857

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".......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

WHO calls for urgent 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

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....."


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