Tag Archives: Health care

Young, and restless, to bring lasting change

TweetCross-posted from UN Women It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to help those less fortunate. On a visit to an impoverished village, Sanchaita noted the lack [...]
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Plan B for All

TweetLast night’s NYTarticle  article on Obama’s Plan B decision flooded my facebook homepage, twitter and email. This news is undoubtedly, a huge step forward for reproductive rights and progress for girls and women of all ages and colors. A recent conversation with some lovely and wonderful, also evangelical conservative family, left me with pause on [...]
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A ‘hilarious’ video: The ‘double day’ and symptoms of a heart attack in women

TweetAs I’m sure many of you have already seen, recent public health campaigns are working towards enhancing knowledge of how women specifically experience heart attack symptoms. Up until this point, public health campaigns have focused largely on how heart attack symptoms manifest in men, as scientific research more often involves men as participants and thus researchers tend to simply generalize findings [...]
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How the pro-life movement is winning the war on women

TweetThe debate over abortion needs to change. The pro-life movement has painted pro-choice activists as pro-abortion murderers for decades. This isn’t new. What is new is the tactics. In the 1990s, pro-lifers picketed abortion clinics and threatened to assassinate doctors. Now, they’re using the political process to pass legislation that will effectively destroy women’s reproductive [...]
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Women in frontline service provision play a vital role and must be protected

TweetBy Ana Lukatela, UN Women‘s peace and security section programme specialist. This was originally posted in The Guardian.  Nasima Bibi was one of the 16 female health workers murdered in co-ordinated attacks across Pakistan in December and January. And on 8 February nine, as yet unnamed, female health workers in northern Nigeria were killed in same manner – [...]
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