Saturday, August 21, 2010

Namibia: Womens Health Urgent Priority

From AllAfrica:
THE deteriorating state of women's health worldwide has become "an urgent priority" for the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In order to address these concerns, the WHO said there was an "urgent need for more coherent political and institutional leadership, visibility and resources for women's health to enable us to make progress in saving the lives and improving the health of girls and women in the coming years."

In its latest report on women and health, launched in Windhoek this week, it is stated that although women live longer than men, their longer lives are not necessarily healthy lives.

The report also brought under the spotlight how a lack of income could affect women's health, especially regarding maternal mortality.

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