Priorities and interventions for women on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health

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Women have always been considered the key to a healthy family. They access health solutions for their male colleagues and children. This is mainly because women are the ones who give birth to children, go through significant health events and become the primary caregivers at home. While caring for the family, women often compromise their health, causing medical conditions to become problematic and expensive.

Throughout life, women’s health needs are often overlooked. However, there is a significant increase in women facing unique health challenges, raising awareness of conditions that women are more likely to be diagnosed with than men. Today’s generation is going through a massive lifestyle change, which in turn leads to certain health problems. Women carry exclusive health problems like breast cancer, vulvar cancer, cervical cancer, menopause, PCOD, pregnancy, hormonal changes etc. and are even more prone to heart attacks and anxiety. To address inequalities in women’s health, society is taking a variety of actions to improve women’s access to health services.

Concerned about women’s health, dr Sheetal Sachdeva, MBBS, DGO, DNB Obstetrics and Gynecology, Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology said: “Women face unique healthcare challenges and are more likely to be diagnosed with complex diseases than men. The way a woman’s body responds to certain diseases is also different. Therefore, women need to take care of their health and take care of it.”

“Keeping lifestyle under control is essential to addressing issues related to a woman’s reproductive health, vaginal health and overall health. Improving women’s health requires a woman’s life course approach. Starting with menarche (onset of periods) through aging, an appropriate lifestyle should be maintained to avoid major health problems in women,” she added.

In addition, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on women’s overall health. During the lockdown caused by the pandemic, women have faced multiple issues related to nutrition, stress and reproductive health. Women struggled to get adequate and timely care for birth control and emergency medical services, which also led to an increase in the number of abortions.

Corresponding Nupur Khandelwal, co-founder of Navia Life Care, “Timely treatment and medication are essential for everyone. The recent increase in health problems affecting women around the world is of great concern and definitely requires action.”

“Michele Obama rightly said: ‘Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women’. To do our part in ensuring women’s health and well-being, here at Navia we have developed AI-enabled products with a focus on gynaecologists. We have integrated technology and healthcare in such a way that we can offer innovative technical solutions that facilitate smooth monitoring and early diagnosis, and ensure better quality of care for women,” she added.

There are enormous unmet needs women have when it comes to their health. It is imperative to raise awareness of the unique challenges women face when accessing retirement benefits. addressing female psychology in caring for their health, dr Renu Raina Sehgal, Chief and Coordinator Operations – Obstetrics & GynaecologyNarcissus of Artemis, Gurugram said: “Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, which they generally tend to ignore due to time constraints and many other factors. It is very important to have the medical examinations carried out on time and at regular intervals. Only healthy women can maintain a healthy home. So let’s all promise to keep the better half of the world sane.”

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Exploring the opportunities in the healthtech and insurtech space can help address the challenges of women’s healthcare. This can improve access to health services while promoting well-being, prevention and the reduction of chronic diseases. Since women are the cornerstone of family health, encouraging women to lead healthy lifestyles with better time management can help improve women’s overall health.

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