Without a doubt, the health of European women has improved over the past decades. The old continent has achieved some of the highest levels of well-being in the world. Yet, even with the health indicators of specific countries on the rise, the governments in the region have shown support for an ensemble of global strategies to promote women’s health.
Among these measures, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development stands out. Specifically, many governments are focusing on the development of a global strategy to improve the health of women, children and adolescents within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a way of reinforcing the new European health policy framework “Health 2020”, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe will consider a strategy on women’s health and well-being in the region for the timeframe 2017 -2021.
This report offers a diagnostic of the starting point. Have a look. You will find a snapshot of women’s health in the region, together with an analysis of the social, economic and environmental factors that determine women’s health. The impacts of other factors, such as gender discrimination and stereotypes are also identified and explored.
Moreover, the study draws attention to the need to equip healthcare systems to respond to the real and current needs of women.