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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164008
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Children, Families, and Communities Thrive When Women Are Healthy
Author(s):
Paige, Beth S.
Author Details:
Beth S. Paige, Deputy Mission Director, USAID/Dhaka, U.S. Embassy, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh, email: bpaige@usaid.gov
Abstract:
Women's and children's health and survival often are a neglected focus of development programs. Improving women's and children's health is critical because women are income earners, food producers, and family caretakers, and their children form the next generation are the fabric of tomorrow's society. Good heath for women and children results in enormous and sustained social, economic, health, and development benefits. A concentrated global effort is underway to improve health, development, economic, social and environmental conditions around the world. Collectively, we are determined to reduce child and maternal deaths, halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and ensure financing for these as well as other development needs. Millions of women and children still lack access to basic health care. Approximately ten million children under the age of five continue to die every year, the vast majority of them from preventable and treatable diseases. Four out of every 10 people lack access to basic sanitation; 40 million people live with HIV/AIDS, and every day, 8,000 die and another 15,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa are newly infected by the virus. We can overcome this recurring tragedy. Community-centered health programs that promote community and household practices and preventive behaviors work. Part of our leadership imperative is to encourage, facilitate, support developing country leadership. Country and community ownership in the end is the only sustainable system. Countries that assure the health and human rights of women have stronger economies. In many areas of the world, however, women suffer from poor nutrition and are at greater risk of diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and complications related to pregnancy and delivery - problems that even could result in death. A woman's health is directly tied to the health of her children and the social fabric of a family and community. The political, economic, and social empowerment of women is critical to the promotion of prosperity and peace in every land.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChildren, Families, and Communities Thrive When Women Are Healthyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPaige, Beth S.en_US
dc.author.detailsBeth S. Paige, Deputy Mission Director, USAID/Dhaka, U.S. Embassy, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh, email: bpaige@usaid.goven_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164008-
dc.description.abstractWomen's and children's health and survival often are a neglected focus of development programs. Improving women's and children's health is critical because women are income earners, food producers, and family caretakers, and their children form the next generation are the fabric of tomorrow's society. Good heath for women and children results in enormous and sustained social, economic, health, and development benefits. A concentrated global effort is underway to improve health, development, economic, social and environmental conditions around the world. Collectively, we are determined to reduce child and maternal deaths, halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and ensure financing for these as well as other development needs. Millions of women and children still lack access to basic health care. Approximately ten million children under the age of five continue to die every year, the vast majority of them from preventable and treatable diseases. Four out of every 10 people lack access to basic sanitation; 40 million people live with HIV/AIDS, and every day, 8,000 die and another 15,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa are newly infected by the virus. We can overcome this recurring tragedy. Community-centered health programs that promote community and household practices and preventive behaviors work. Part of our leadership imperative is to encourage, facilitate, support developing country leadership. Country and community ownership in the end is the only sustainable system. Countries that assure the health and human rights of women have stronger economies. In many areas of the world, however, women suffer from poor nutrition and are at greater risk of diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and complications related to pregnancy and delivery - problems that even could result in death. A woman's health is directly tied to the health of her children and the social fabric of a family and community. The political, economic, and social empowerment of women is critical to the promotion of prosperity and peace in every land.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:36:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:36:29Z-
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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