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Panel discussion on women and health

WHO and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research panel discussion at 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women: What would it take to make health systems work better for women?

Place: Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, Manhattan Room, New York, USA
Date: 3 March 2010, 10:50-12:30

This panel discussion at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will use the evidence from the global report "Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda" to help shape a shared agenda for women's health. It will focus on the need to strengthen health systems to meet women's needs from birth to older age - in terms of access, comprehensiveness and responsiveness.

The discussion will bring together country representatives, UN partners and civil society on making health systems work better for women.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • 15 years after Beijing: where are we going from here with health systems?;
  • women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda;
  • primary health care renewal;
  • a perspective from Ghana.

The 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will undertake a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and of the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.

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