HEALTH

A NEW LEASE OF HEALTH.

A woman's health is her total well-being, not determined solely by biological factors and reproduction, but also by effects of work load, nutrition, stress, war and migration, among others. Women's health issues have attained higher international visibility and renewed political commitment in recent decades.

While targeted policies and programs have enabled women to lead healthier lives, significant gender-based health disparities remain in many countries. With limited access to education or employment, high illiteracy rates and increasing poverty levels are making health improvements for women exceedingly difficult.

Health-related challenges continue. Many of the modest gains in women's health realized in recent decades are now threatened or have been reversed due to war, economic instability. Basic health care, family planning and obstetric services are essential for women. Yet they remain unavailable to millions. Gender-equitable approaches to health are needed to enable women's full participation in the planning and delivery of health services.

The health of families and communities are tied to the health of women. The illness or death of a woman has serious and far-reaching consequences for the health of her children, family and community.

Considering the importance of the Health of women, 5MW constantly works on the betterment of the women by presenting and conducting welfare programs that contributes to the overall development of women and kith and kin