Interest in health inequalities has grown in recent years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines them as health variations that are unnecessary, avoidable and unfair (Whitehead M, Dahall G, 2007).
The adoption and promotion of Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) in Nigeria is influenced by the increasing prevalence of Chloroquine resistant malaria. However, little is known about the adoption and perceptions of nursing mothers regarding ACT.
Session outline Parallel session 20, Friday, September 1 2006, 14:00-15:30 Chair(s): Mary Anne Burke, Switzerland, Priscilla Daniel, India Microfinance and Health Intermediation K. Narendar, Chief Executive, DHAN Foundation, Madurai, India Micro-credit Financing and Impact on Female Genital Mutilation Berhane Ras-Work, NGO, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, Geneva, Switzerland Mainstreaming Gender-Based Analysis of […]
Explain how Gender-Based Analysis (GBA) helped the transformation of the Women’s Hospital in Costa Rica through the implementation of the Women’s Health Integral Attention Model Process developed since 1999.
Gender is a cross-cutting issue that determines the health and lives of women and men in different ways and at different levels. The health of the majority of women, in particular their reproductive health, is impacted by the role and status attributed to them by the society in which they live.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 4th leading cause of death and 13th leading cause of burden of diseases worldwide. Although smoking remains the predominant risk factor, exposure to solid fuel smoke has also been identified as a risk factor for COPD, with rural women in developing countries bearing most of this disease burden.
In Nigeria, the uptake of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) services for HIV positive women remains notably low despite significant advances in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.