Dear Neil & HIFA colleagues,
Apologies for being a little late on board with this and if the topic has been discussed before, but I've just noticed that "ensuring women have access to high-quality health information" is specifically listed as a key commitment in the Women’s Health Strategy for England: See: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-womens-health-strategy-for-engl...
Two paragraphs of interest from the above link:
"Women and clinicians also called for the expansion of information and educational resources for women and healthcare professionals, and more cohesion in the way services are provided, making it as simple as possible for women to access the healthcare they need."
"Our vision sets out that all women should have access to high-quality information and education from childhood through to adulthood, and that all women should have equal access to and experience of services, reducing disparities in outcomes."
What is being done in your country to improve access by women to quality healthcare information?
How can such access be improved?
What lessons can be shared?
In the build up to October's International Day of the Girl - what can also be done (or is being done) to improve access by girls to quality healthcare information?
Please share your thoughts, research or experience with the forum.
Dr Julie N Reza
HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development (www.globalbiomedia.co.uk). She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group. www.hifa.org/people/steering-group
Email: naimareza AT hotmail.com