Gender, women and health

WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO)

Gender, Women and Health Network

The goal of the Department of Gender, Women and Health at SEARO is to improve the health of women of all ages and to contribute to the achievement of health equity. Its objectives are to support Member States in a) the development of policies, strategies and interventions that effectively address high-priority and neglected health issues of women throughout the lifespan; and b) in the creation of a body of evidence on the impact of gender on health and of tools, norms and standards to improve gender responsiveness of health interventions and to promote gender equity in health.