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July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The MoPH has scaled up health service delivery in Afghanistan through its Basic Package of Health Services and Essential Hospital Services, which includes more than 2,200 health facilities in all 34 provinces (MoPH 2010). However, information on whether women can access these services is important. According to the 2015 AfDHS, 89% of Afghan women reported having one or more problems in accessing health care for themselves. The most commonly reported problem was not wanting to go alone (70%), followed by distance to a health facility (67%), getting money for treatment (67%), and getting permission to go for treatment (51%) (Table 9.13)" (142).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the introduction of a separate budget line for the free distribution of modern contraceptives and the modernization of medical centres and rural health-care centres, as well as the creation of new medical centres" (10). "The Committee is concerned about the difficulties that older women face in accessing health care and social services" (14).
July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Female victims subjected to sexual violence lacked access to health care. Violence throughout the country made accessing medical care both costly and dangerous, and the COI reported that the government and armed extremists sometimes denied pregnant women passage through checkpoints, forcing them to give birth in unsterile and often dangerous conditions, without pain medication or adequate medical treatment. In January 2016 UNFPA estimated that approximately 540,000 women in the country and in nearby refugee camps were pregnant and needed care. It also estimated that 70,000 would likely experience complications related to pregnancy or delivery. According to numerous sources, government forces deliberately denied medical care to persons in areas controlled by...more
July 19, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The persisting economic and sociocultural causes of women’s poor health in the State party, including child marriage, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, the requirement of the husband’s permission for a woman to seek medical treatment and women’s frequent inability to afford both the cost of the transportation and the treatment" (11).
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about… the lack of information on sexual and reproductive health and rights… women and girls living with HIV/AIDS and women in prostitution have limited access to health services owing to stigmatization and social ostracism" (10-11).
July 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The limited access to health care for Roma women, women with disabilities, migrant women, women living with HIV/AIDS, older women and women living in the street owing to a lack of medical equipment, high rates of brain drain of medical personnel, especially in rural areas, the insufficient development of community outreach services and the closure of hospitals in rural areas, in addition to an increase in pregnancy costs and low registration rates for national health insurance. The Committee is concerned that this situation results in insufficient medical follow-up visits, high infant and maternal mortality rates and high breast cancer rates" (12).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Maternal health is a core dimension of the global health development agenda. Furthermore, the Government of Uganda has prioritised it in the national health agenda through the Roadmap for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity in Uganda (2007-2015) and as a strategic and priority health care intervention area under the current Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP 2015/16-2019/20)" (141). "Nearly 6 in 10 (59%) women age 15-49 reported at least one problem in accessing health care for themselves (Table 9.14)... The most frequent obstacle women mentioned was getting money for treatment (45%); the least frequently cited problem was getting permission to go for treatment (5%)" (148).more
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The limited access to basic health-care services for women, in particular rural women, women with disabilities and refugee and internally displaced women" (11).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The negative effect of the practice extended to children of kidnapped brides. An August study by Duke University reported that children born to kidnapped brides had lower birth weights, an indicator for potential long-term health and development issues" (p. 22).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women in prostitution, women with disabilities, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual women and intersex persons and women living with HIV/AIDS facing difficulties in gaining access to health services and facing discrimination and mistreatment by health-care personnel" (11). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of a national adolescent health plan covering the period 2016–2021 and of legislation to combat harassment in public and private educational establishments" (13).
June 25, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone

"Women did not have equal access to education, economic opportunities, health facilities, or social freedoms. In rural areas women performed much of the subsistence farming and had little opportunity for formal education. According to a 2008 government survey, 66 percent of women had never attended school, compared with 50 percent of men. Women also experienced discrimination in access to employment, and it was common for an employer to dismiss a woman if she became pregnant during her first year on the job. The law does not prohibit dismissal of pregnant workers on the basis of pregnancy. Further discrimination occurred in access to credit, equal pay for similar work, and the...more
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women can make their own determinations concerning hospital care" (Pg 38).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation the recognition by the State party of traditional practices and indigenous knowledge for their important contribution to women’s health, in particular with regard to maternal health. (...) However, the Committee remains concerned about the following: (a) Low level of public investment in health and the limited coverage and access to health-care services for women across the State party, in particular in rural areas, owing to cost, geographical factors and discrimination by health services personnel" (12).
June 19, 2019, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Boys and girls had equal access to government facilities, although families were more likely to seek medical assistance for boys than girls" (pg 47).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Maternal and newborn health, as highlighted in the 2012 Ministry of Health Road Map for Accelerating Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality and the 2011-2016 Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP), are priorities for the Government of Malawi" (119).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Being the health of women and s a national priority, the Government focused on prevention and treatment actions of diseases which women are highly prone to. The following measures stand out from those introduced by the Government: a) The creation of the Women and Child Department and the development and implementation of the 2009–2013 Gender Equity Strategy in the Health Sector, which articulates the institutional strategic actions and the chapter on services rendering to reinforce gender dimension in the Health Sector in all areas and levels; b) The design of the Integrated National Plan to Reach the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (2009–2012/2015) and the National Health and Sexual...more
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Laws and regulations governing health insurance for civil servants under the Civil Service Bureau do not permit married women to extend their health insurance coverage to dependents or spouses unless they are the sole income earner in the family, whereas men can automatically extend full insurance benefits to spouses and dependents" (32).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Armenia, as a member of the United Nations, has made the well-being and health of the mother and child a priority at the national level. This emphasis is reflected in the strategic documents of the RA government, particularly those of the Ministry of Health. They are the following: ...The national breastfeeding promotion program and the implementation of an action plan for 2016-2020" (3). "Contraceptives once were provided free, and the services necessary for their prescription were charged to patients. In 2006, gynecological services were included among those services provided at no cost, in accord with the government’s principle of guaranteed, free primary health care" (4). "More than half of women...more
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Action Plan on Women’s Health will be another important step towards more gender-responsive healthcare and health promotion for women and girls in different stages of life. The Action Plan contains 40 different measures for these phases — youth, working age and old age — and will be steadily implemented with the help of a number of experts and stakeholders. The Action Plan represents the framework for a coordinated approach of all bodies involved in the promotion of women’s health. Furthermore, the Minister for Women and Health provides annual subsidies to health centres for women. In 2015, funding amounted to 75,000 euros" (40). "A breast cancer screening programme has been...more
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"ANT reported that TB and breast and uterine cancers were common in Dashoguz women’s prison. Former inmates of the prison reported one to two women died each month from breast or uterine cancer" (p. 4).
May 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"2014 NHP sets out a forward-looking agenda for improving the health and well-being of all citizens of Nepal, including the elderly, differently abled people, single women, and poor, marginalized, and vulnerable communities. It articulates the nation’s commitment towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC). It seeks to place health as a central component of overall development, building partnerships and establishing multisectoral collaboration" (2).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on the high numbers of women in academic institutions, but is concerned at the absence of age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health and rights education with a gender perspective in the curricula of basic and secondary schools" (8-9). "a) The limited access of women and girls to health care in rural and remote areas, the lack of trained personnel and obstetric health services for women and women’s limited access to adequate sexual and reproductive health services" (10).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Strategy for quality and more equality in health care, 2012-2016" (2). "The Committee acknowledges that there is comprehensive health coverage in the State party" (11).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern that migrant women from countries outside the European Union are excluded from public health insurance" (9).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Due to social discrimination, male children received preferential medical treatment" (40).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"he Committee welcomes the steps taken by the State party to raise awareness among stakeholders, such as doctors and insurance companies, about the need for gender-sensitive health care, including the drawing up of a strategic plan for the launch of a widely supported health-care programme. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that no information was provided about the human, technical and financial resources allocated to that programme and whether special attention has been paid to intersecting forms of discrimination. The Committee notes with particular concern that: (a) Medication for menstrual regulation such as Misoprostol is still not available at pharmacies by prescription from general medical practitioners" (11).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The difficulty that undocumented migrants have in gaining access to non-emergency health care, while attempts to obtain the documentation necessary for non-emergency health services often lead to the claimant being reported to the authorities and subsequently deported" (14).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Among women age 15-49, 54% had at least one problem accessing health care (Table 9.18). The most common problem was getting money for treatment (45%). About one in five women reported that distance to a health facility (22%) and not wanting to go alone (21%) were problems in accessing health care. Nine percent of women reported getting permission to go for treatment as a problem in accessing care" (118).
May 9, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"'Women in our area have no identity and they are considered incomplete without men. Sometimes men are not available and many women died in the remote areas as they were unable to reach hospital,' she said" (para 5). "'The Taliban teach us about our roles under sharia. They told us to serve our husbands with food and roles in the kitchen, and that you don’t have permission to go outside for shopping or to the doctor without a mahram [male guardian]. This is not the way to treat women'" (para 9).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"There are several health care facilities which provide primary and secondary health care services for women and young girls. During the period, these facilities have also been fortified with the necessary supplies and staff to provide follow-up services, including emergency services for women and young girls. There has also been the introduction of a wider range of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OB/GYN) services including high risk clinic, VIA screening and treatment, and other OB/GYN consultations" (30). "The GOG is pleased to note that there has been a sustained thrust to educate the public on family planning and contraception by MOPH and more specifically through the Regional Health Departments of all hinterland...more