A major barrier for women’s health is inequality, both between men and women and among women in different geographical regions, social classes and indigenous and ethnic groups. These are rooted in social, economic or structural determinants such as unequal access to material resources, inequality in childhood development and barriers to primary and secondary education.
To improve women’s health, MIFUMI addresses issues related to reproductive health, maternal deaths, malnutrition and non-communicable diseases; through quality and affordable health services under universal health coverage.
A holistic, comprehensive and life-course approach beyond reproductive health is needed to achieve better health of women – starting from pregnancy and maintained throughout the new-born, childhood, adolescence and aging period. Women must be empowered to take care of their health.