Report: Cross Sector Solutions Lead to Better Health Outcomes for African Women

World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa

For women in Africa to achieve better health outcomes, an integrated approach that includes health, education and economic empowerment is required.  According to a recent report from the World Health Organization Commission on Women in Africa, when a single solution is offered (i.e., public health only) it fails to achieve the desired outcome.  Why is this? Women’s socioeconomic empowerment results in better health, just as good health promotes socio economic empowerment. 

Addressing the Challenge of Women's Health in Africa

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For women in Africa to achieve better health outcomes, an integrated approach that includes health, education and economic empowerment is required.  According to a recent report from the World Health Organization Commission on Women in Africa, when a single solution is offered (i.e., public health only) it fails to achieve the desired outcome.  Why is this? Women’s socioeconomic empowerment results in better health, just as good health promotes socio economic empowerment. 

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