Improving Access to Health for Women and Girls in Low-income Urban Settlements

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22/02/2016 12:00 am

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The world is becoming increasingly urbanised. Over one third of urban dwellers now reside in low-income urban settlements, where living conditions are often inadequate and there exist multiple barriers to access to health services for women and girls.

Based on six case studies and a thematic review examining women’s and girls’ access to health in low-income urban settlements, IDS researchers and partners call for decision-makers to take a broader approach to address the social, structural and economic determinants of health, and to ensure community involvement in interventions with genuine gender inclusivity.

Author: Murphy, L.

Publication file: application-pdf pb110_agid96_accesshealth_online_improving_access_to_health_for_women_and_girls.pdf

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