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A New Agenda for Womens Health and Nutrition (Development in Practice)
A New Agenda for Womens Health and Nutrition (Development in Practice)  0821330098 9780821330098 Examines issues in womens health and sets forth a strategy for improving female health and nutrition. Recommends cost-effective interventions, policy ref
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Examines issues in womens health and sets forth a strategy for improving female health and nutrition. Recommends cost-effective interventions, policy reforms, and public education programs. This timely publication gives well-deserved attention to the health risks facing women in developing countries. Investments that improve womens health and nutrition contribute to poverty alleviation and human resource development. They are therefore justified on both humanitarian and economic grounds. This booklet examines the major health problems affecting women in the developing world. These include undernutrition, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy complications, cervical and breast cancer, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and genital mutilation. The paper presents a strategy for developing countries and the international aid community to alleviate the situation. It recommends policy reforms and public education programs that promote positive health practices and reduce gender discrimination. Special attention to girls is urged, since adolescence is the stage at which the intergenerational cycle of early pregnancy, poor health and nutrition, and poverty can be broken. Also emphasized are efforts to improve womens low social status and involve women more fully in development projects. French edition out of print (Nouveau programme daction pour la sant?? et la nutrition des femmes): (ISBN 0-8213-3389-5) Stock No. 13389.

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Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 96

Publisher: World Bank

Publication Date: 1994-08-01

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