Sumary of With Access To Testing, Women Can Take Charge Of Their Own Health And Deliver Testing:
- [+] over both their health and their lives, according to a new report by Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics (FIND) and Women in Global Health (WGH) getty The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the whole world the critical importance of access to diagnostic testing..
- Today, three non-profit global health organizations, Women in Global Health, the Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics (FIND), and Women Political Leaders, jointly released a report Health in their hands:.
- testing and women empowerment mean better health for all at the Women Political Leaders Annual Meeting in Reykjavik..
- The report documents a neglect of diagnostic testing for women that has devastating health consequences and loss of life for women when curable conditions are not diagnosed, diagnosed too late, misdiagnosed and therefore untreated or wrongly treated..
- The report also highlights how women, when empowered as individuals, health care providers, and leaders, are formidable forces for change in health..
- “Women, as the majority of health workers in the diagnostics deliver chain, will deliver testing for all genders if resourced and trained..
- “Women make up the majority of our global health workforce, and also have a key role in informal caregiving within communities..
- https://www.womeningh.org/testing Women Political Leaders, Women in Global Health (WGH) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) The tests women need are often not available in health systems..
- Women also live longer, have higher rates of disability and chronic health problems, yet have incomes lower than men..
- Improving the availability and access of quality diagnostics for women ensures improved health for themselves, as well as their children and families,”.
- “Women in the underserved communities try to avoid engaging with health care facilities and diagnostic services after their child bearing years,”.
- “I often see the reality of these factors in the projects I am involved in, across the African continent for both women and adolescent girls,”.
- In other cases women who are diagnosed with HIV live with the fear of being beaten by their partners and often do not disclose their status,”.
- “The report emphasizes the need to understand the cultural contexts around women requiring care – including women mobility, privacy, and security concerns,”.
- “Women living with TB and HIV face multiple layers of stigma – training and empowering women health workers is necessary not just to drive demand for testing, although that is incredibly important..
- These women healthcare workers and peer support workers can play important roles in mitigating difficult cultural norms, such as when women being subject to violence and/or isolation upon receiving positive test results, and making sure that women access their test results confidentially first and foremost,”.
- “Getting access to diagnostic tests is poor for over 50% of the world population, but in some countries, women have even less access….