Women's Health: Western Pacific Region


WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Publication date: 2001
Price: US $ 15
ISBN: 9290611839
Number of pages: 294



The book is a sequel to the workshop on Women's Health, held in Beijing in October 1999, to review the progress made and the lessons learnt in the Critical Areas of Concern raised in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adapted by the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995). The book contains country profiles, constraints raised in improving women's health; identification of priority areas; and the possible areas of collaboration among governments, NGOs and international agencies. Also discussed are several issues on women's health needs which include, but are not necessarily limited to, those conditions and disorders which are unique to women, occur more commonly in women, have different risk factors for women, or follow a different course in women relative to men.