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Women, Ageing and Health: A Framework for Action
     

Women, Ageing and Health: A Framework for Action

by World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund Staff (Contribution by)
 

This report summarizes the evidence about women, ageing, and health from a gender perspective and provides a framework for developing action plans to improve the health and well being of ageing women. It serves as a complement to a longer publication entitled Women, Ageing and Health: A Review. Focus on Gender.

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Overview

This report summarizes the evidence about women, ageing, and health from a gender perspective and provides a framework for developing action plans to improve the health and well being of ageing women. It serves as a complement to a longer publication entitled Women, Ageing and Health: A Review. Focus on Gender.

The concepts and principles in this document build on WHO's active ageing policy framework, which calls on policy-makers, practitioners, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society to optimize opportunities for health, participation, and security in order to enhance quality of life for people as they age. This requires a comprehensive approach that takes into account the gendered nature of the life course.

This report endeavors to provide information on ageing women in both developing and developed countries; however, data are often scant in many areas of the developing world. Some implications and directions for policy and practice based on the evidence and known best practices are included in the report. These are intended to stimulate discussion and lead to specific recommendations and action plans. The report provides an overall framework for taking action that is useful in all settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789241563529
Publisher:
World Health Organization
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Focus on Gender Series
Pages:
55
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)

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World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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