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May 28 is International Day of Action for Women's Health

Written By: Melanie Abrahams
May 27, 2010

 

Tomorrow is International Day of Action for Women’s Health, and we’re making it easier than ever for you to take action. Here are three simple things you can do to help ensure a just and healthy life for women everywhere:

  • Talk to your friends and colleagues about the importance of accessible, affordable health services for all women and girls. Need to brush up on your facts? Take this quick quiz first.
  • Change up your weekend plans by hosting an IWHC house party in honor of the power of women everywhere. Get the free kit here.
  • Make a gift to IWHC. Just $100 enables a girl to spend a year learning about her rights and health, how to say no to sexual coercion, and gives her the skills and confidence to share this knowledge with her peers.

Just minutes out of your day will make a lasting impact for the girls and women who need it most. We hope you will forward this email to your network. By standing together for women’s rights and health, we are changing lives – and the world.

3 Responses to "May 28 is International Day of Action for Women's Health"
  1. Mehtab Qureshi says:

    You all will surprise to note that out of 30 Patients 1 dying during Pregnancy in the Rural areas of Pakistan.Women facing lot of grievances in these area and studies have shown that infant mortality rate is higher in rural areas than in urban areas. This is because of the following reasons•

    Rural women receives delayed or no prenatal care or less adequate care when it is available. This is a major concern in rural areas as risk factors for infant death include delayed or no prenatal care. It contributes to a higher rate of infant mortality in rural areas.

    • Low education of mother, which is correlated with poverty. Rural poverty rates have consistently been higher than urban poverty rates.

    • Its shocking to know that maternal smoking during pregnancy, is higher in rural areas. Teen pregnancy rates are often higher in rural areas.

    Here in Pakistan several agencies and individuals are working on this issue but it is a big challenge. After my Retirement as Government Officer, I have reserved myself in this mission and cause. I m engaged in the activities of Pakistan Medical Association, surveys and participation in Rural Area Camps. Now I have established my own NGO in the name of Saharo Welfare Organization, we are now working in the rural areas and trying our best to provide relief etc., to the Rural area Women. Here so many Agencies and Individuals encouraging us and helping us technically, morally and financially but it’s a big task I need help from the International Community. I am looking forward to International Organizations/Individuals to please support me morally, financially and technically.

    Mehtab Qureshi

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