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Title: Increasing access to health care services in Afghanistan with gender sensitive health service delivery
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: The availability of health care services does not guarantee that they will be optimally used by patients. Untimely use of health services and inadequate health-seeking behaviour contribute to negative health outcomes for men and women. In part due to social norms, health-seeking patterns are often different for men and women. Awareness of gender-influenced health-seeking patterns is a key component of gender-responsive health service delivery and essential to enhance timely and appropriate use of health services by both women and men. This policy brief describes some key outcomes of a gender assessment of men's and women's use of basic health services in seven provinces. It triangulates them with global research to identify key priorities and policy options for decreasing gender-related access barriers to health care services in Afghanistan
Description: 24 p. ; 30 cm.
Keywords: Health Services Accessibility
Delivery of Health Care
Gender Identity
Women’s Health Services
Men’s Health
Subject: Health Services
الخدمات الصحية
ISBN: 978-92-9021-910-1
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