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Achievement 8: women delivering health care

During the 20th century, there was a dramatic shift in health care delivery through the admission of women into paid health professions such as midwifery, nursing and medicine. Over 75% of the paid health workforce is female with significant benefits to their socio-economic status and the quality of care provided. In addition, over 80% of all health care is provided in the home by women.

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