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

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English
Translated Title: 
Les femmes et la santé : la réalité d’aujourd’hui, le programme de demain
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Author: 
World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
November 2009
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Reports on women and health – both women’s health needs and their contribution to the health of societies. Women’s health has long been a concern for WHO but today it has become an urgent priority. This report explains why. Using current data, it takes stock of what we know now about the health of women throughout their lives and across the different regions of the world. The key finding of this report is that, despite considerable progress in the past decades, societies throughout the world 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.

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ISBN 9789241563857