The United Nation's Women's health report is released.The various aspects of women's health and how it affects the development paradigm are reflected in the initial press release.http://www.un.org/ .The point I noted most is that no matter what paradigm you see it from, human development and social justice are directly affected and very seriously affected by women's health.
The health issues faced by poor women in Pakistan are kaleidoscopic. All aspects as mentioned by Dr. Chan are represented here. It is high time that the governments, civil society organisations and religious groups realize the gravity of the situation and address these issues in an urgent basis. The incidence of violence against women, now also in the context of conflicts of terrorism targetting girls education is increasing . This will again adversely affect womens health and thus the health of the nation that is Pakistan.
We need to prioritize and devise a plan o action to improve the health and well being status of Pakistani women keeping in mind the millineum development goals. The UN and WHO are already working to help in Pakistan.We can gain much from them. There is a dire need to take the religious groups and organisations on board and build their confidence in institutions to improve women's health and socio-economic status in Pakistan.