Increasing access to health care services in Afghanistan with gender sensitive health service delivery
AbstractThe 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
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2013). Increasing access to health care services in Afghanistan with gender sensitive health service delivery. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119999
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