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The Future of Women's Health: Using Data and Policy to Shape Policy

To initiate a dialogue on various aspects of women’s health, The George Institute for Global Health in association with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) organized a roundtable on August 10, 2017.

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The aim was to collect the views of various stakeholders, and use a data-driven approach to document gender disparities in awareness, access and quality of care; find biological, social, cultural and health system related explanations for these disparities and develop approaches to overcome these.

The roundtable focused on three critical issues:

  • How do we look at women’s health in totality and not just focus on sexual and reproductive health;
  • How do we understand and address the gender gap in access to care and treatment, and
  • How do we use and generate data through research to facilitate a more nuanced understanding of gender-related health issues

In relation to creating more gender-nuanced studies and researches, the meeting discussed the need for affirmative action in the area of career, fellowships, and mentorships for women’s health researchers.