Healthy girls and women are the cornerstone of healthy societies. Provide girls and women access to health throughout their lives and they deliver a healthier and wealthier world. While many countries continue to face daunting obstacles to realizing health for all, there are demonstrated strategies that can help break down these barriers. This brief discusses some of the approaches that can help communities improve the access that girls and women have to a comprehensive range of services for their enjoyment of physical and mental health and rights. Included among these approaches are: implementing women-centered care; integrating service delivery; optimizing the health workforce; realizing health for all through Universal Health Coverage (UHC); and boosting the prevention of noncommunicable diseases. Importantly, girls and women should be involved in the design, implementation, evaluation, and accountability of policies, programs, and services.
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