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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163957
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting Women-Friendly Healthcare: The Women and Health Taskforce
Author(s):
Ja'afar, Rogayah; Fellini, Bridget Canniff
Author Details:
Rogayah Ja'afar, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Medical Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia - School of Medical Sciences, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia, email: rogayah@kb.usm.my; Bridget Canniff Fellini
Abstract:
The Women and Health Taskforce, an international group of leaders in women's health and education, works to spread effective strategies to improve training programs and cultivate leadership skills among health professionals. The Taskforce was founded more than a decade ago by The Network: Towards Unity for Health (The Network: TUFH), a global association of universities, healthcare providers, community groups and health policymakers dedicated to improving the health of communities, and is coordinated and supported by Global Health through Education, Training and Service (GHETS), a program development partner of The Network: TUFH. The Taskforce recognizes that poverty, inequality and limited decision making power have an enormous impact on the health of women and their families. We believe that universities have a responsibility to prepare healthcare professionals to offer accessible and appropriate care for women. The Taskforce unites health advocates for women to share their local experiences, as well as exchange and distribute original learning materials and other resources. Through numerous activities the Women and Health Taskforce provides support and inspiration to a diverse group dedicated to improving the quality and availability of healthcare for women, especially those in underserved areas. Taskforce members have created the Women and Health Learning Package (WHLP), an adaptable set of resources to help healthcare providers understand and address difficult issues affecting women and girls in their communities. The WHLP, which is freely available online and on CD-ROM, has been distributed to more than 75 institutions and organizations in over 30 countries and implemented with Taskforce support at seven institutions across Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Taskforce is now working to evaluate the effectiveness of the WHLP and other training strategies in use at affiliated institutions, to share best practices in women's health learning and to support innovative, community-based efforts. Results of the initial evaluation, available in December 2005, will form the basis for Taskforce efforts in 2006 and beyond. To encourage global dialogue and exchange, the Taskforce welcomes new contacts with those working to improve women's health.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePromoting Women-Friendly Healthcare: The Women and Health Taskforceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJa'afar, Rogayahen_US
dc.contributor.authorFellini, Bridget Canniffen_US
dc.author.detailsRogayah Ja'afar, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Medical Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia - School of Medical Sciences, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia, email: rogayah@kb.usm.my; Bridget Canniff Fellinien_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163957-
dc.description.abstractThe Women and Health Taskforce, an international group of leaders in women's health and education, works to spread effective strategies to improve training programs and cultivate leadership skills among health professionals. The Taskforce was founded more than a decade ago by The Network: Towards Unity for Health (The Network: TUFH), a global association of universities, healthcare providers, community groups and health policymakers dedicated to improving the health of communities, and is coordinated and supported by Global Health through Education, Training and Service (GHETS), a program development partner of The Network: TUFH. The Taskforce recognizes that poverty, inequality and limited decision making power have an enormous impact on the health of women and their families. We believe that universities have a responsibility to prepare healthcare professionals to offer accessible and appropriate care for women. The Taskforce unites health advocates for women to share their local experiences, as well as exchange and distribute original learning materials and other resources. Through numerous activities the Women and Health Taskforce provides support and inspiration to a diverse group dedicated to improving the quality and availability of healthcare for women, especially those in underserved areas. Taskforce members have created the Women and Health Learning Package (WHLP), an adaptable set of resources to help healthcare providers understand and address difficult issues affecting women and girls in their communities. The WHLP, which is freely available online and on CD-ROM, has been distributed to more than 75 institutions and organizations in over 30 countries and implemented with Taskforce support at seven institutions across Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Taskforce is now working to evaluate the effectiveness of the WHLP and other training strategies in use at affiliated institutions, to share best practices in women's health learning and to support innovative, community-based efforts. Results of the initial evaluation, available in December 2005, will form the basis for Taskforce efforts in 2006 and beyond. To encourage global dialogue and exchange, the Taskforce welcomes new contacts with those working to improve women's health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:35Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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