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If we want girls and women to be able to thrive, we first have to ensure that they are healthy.

Each year, one billion people do not receive the health services they need. For girls and women, lack of access to care is compounded by other factors: stigma around mental health, the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), gender-based violence, and out-of-pocket costs, to name a few. 

And yet, there are already demonstrated strategies that can break down these barriers. From implementing women-centered care, to innovating health financing through Universal Health Coverage, to tackling NCDs like diabetes in pregnancy, there are concrete solutions that can improve the health of girls and women right now.

This month, join us in promoting access to comprehensive health services, because as we all know, healthy girls and women are the cornerstone of healthy societies.

 

Featured Content

Join Women Deliver on April 28 at 9:30 a.m. EDT for a webinar to learn about the prevention, screening, treatment, and management of diabetes in pregnancy to improve the health of women, newborns, and future generations to come.

This piece from NCD Alliance dives into how governments and organizations need to invest in a gender-based approach in order to manage NCDs in humanitarian crises.

In this video President/CEO of PAI, Suzanne Ehlers and Public Health Researcher, Atul Gawande discuss why the world needs to advocate and invest in primary health care for all

Solutions in Action: Ensure Access to Comprehensive Health Services

Partner Resources

This infographic from NCD Alliance and The Taskforce on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases explores how over the last three decades, women’s health challenges in low- and middle-income countries have dramatically changed.

This Checklist from UNDP has been developed to support the integration of gender-responsive components into the implementation of HIV programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund).

This report The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and Save the Children shows why two key movements in global health – maternal and child health, and Universal Health Coverage – need to join forces to make that ambition a reality.

This document The World Health Organization is intended for use by national immunization programme managers and immunization partners involved in providing implementation support to countries.

For more solutions that are helping to provide girls and women access to health throughout their lives, download the Solutions Panorama, a collection of 100 programs, initiatives, and strategies that were shared at the Women Deliver 2016 Conference.

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