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July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"National plan for the prevention of cervical cancer, in 2012" (page 2).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Establishment of SNIS (Act No. 18211 of 2007) has been one of the main redistribution components of the social welfare matrix. The drafting of public policies that guarantee men and women health services of an established quality standard, as well as the expansion of some key components such as the network of primary health care, have been substantive components in the improvement of conditions so as to guarantee full enjoyment of the right to health. Enrolment in SNIS has steadily increased since its implementation. The sex and age distribution of the membership of FONASA, the National Health Fund, has remained practically unchanged from the previous period, at 49 per cent...more
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (g) Repeal discriminatory provisions of the Penal Code and eliminate discriminatory practices faced by women in prostitution, including when accessing health-care services" (page 8).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women continue to have higher rates of utilisation of primary health care services than men. However, they also have higher levels of reported unmet need for such services . . . Women comprise about 54 per cent of New Zealand’s population over 65 years of age. Older women in New Zealand have higher rates of arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma and chronic obstructive respiratory disease than men and are more often subject to elder abuse both by carers and family members. Two thirds of abused older people are women. Equity has improved but significant gaps remain in health outcomes for New Zealanders. Māori, Pacific peoples, disabled people and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups generally...more
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the practice of post-delivery detention of women and girls who cannot pay medical bills" (11)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee is concerned about rural women's] limited access to high-quality health care, leading to complications such as vesicovaginal fistulae" (13)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party to improve women’s health, including the free maternity care policy of 2013 and the “Beyond Zero” campaign. However, it remains concerned about the lack of access to high-quality health care for many women, including women with disabilities, women in prostitution and rural women" (11)
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern: (a) That access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern contraceptives, is severely limited, especially for Kurdish women and other minority women, and for women living in rural and remote areas; thus resulting in a significant number of early and unwanted pregnancies" (page 15). "The Committee is concerned about the precarious situation of women in rural areas, who are disproportionately affected by poverty and have limited access to education, employment, social security and health care" (page 16).
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"About two-thirds of women (66%) in Tanzania reported at least one of the mentioned factors to be a problem in accessing health care for themselves. The percentage of women reporting at least one of the mentioned factors to be a problem in accessing health care for themselves ranges from 39% in Kilimanjaro region to 84% in Katavi and Simiyu (13). The problems most often reported by women are failure to get money to pay for treatment (50%) and distance to the health facility (42%). Not wanting to go alone was reported by 30% of the women and failure to get permission from spouses to go for treatment by 14%" (page...more
May 10, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The National Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation Programme has a comprehensive communications and outreach strategy for promoting sexual and reproductive rights. The objectives of the strategy are as follows: (a) To raise awareness of sexual and reproductive rights among the population in general; (b) To produce outreach and professional development materials on sexual and reproductive health issues that make the key points of current content on the issues available to the actors involved; (c) To enhance the strategy for distributing National Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation Programme pamphlets and publications among health workers and other population groups; (d) To raise awareness of the sexual and reproductive health needs of the...more
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about…The lack of age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health and rights education at all levels of education" (10). "However, it is concerned about the inadequate budget allocated to the health sector, particularly to maternity care, its heavy reliance on external financial support and women’s limited access to basic health services and essential obstetric care, in particular in rural areas" (12).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party's efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following...Development strategy for gynaecology and obstetrics, in 2013" (2). "The Committee notes that special programmes have been developed to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women. It acknowledges that mandatory education on sexual and reproductive health and rights in primary and secondary schools and awareness-raising activities have played an important role in decreasing the adolescent abortion and teenage pregnancy rates. The Committee is concerned, however, that cuts in the health budget and...more
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Policies have been implemented to make the health system more responsive to women. In 2010, a National Women’s Health Policy was released which maintains the government’s commitment to ensure that all Australian women have better health and health care" (Pg 33). "Australia was the first to introduce an ongoing government funded National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Programme for girls aged 12 to 13 years and a time-limited school and community catch up programme for women aged up to 26 years (2007 to 2009). In February 2013, the programme was extended to include boys aged 12 to 13 years, with a catch- up programme for boys aged 14 to 15 years...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific office works in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation and Ministry of Health, to utilize the Women’s Resource Centres to access information and services related to family planning. According to the Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Jiko Luveni, this project meant that Fiji is progressing well in its commitment to ensure women and adolescent girls are well informed on sexual and reproductive health issues. These women centres will increase to 60 by the end of 2014 and will be giving out contraceptives like condoms. The centres basically provide a space where women can gather...more
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Key findings: . . . The total per capita annual expenditure for health services (outpatient visits and inpatient admissions combined) is higher for females than males (TZS 11,442 per woman and TZS 8,235 per man)" (page 21,29). See Table 2.16 and Table 2.17 (page 47-48).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The percentage of women who have no health insurance has decreased from 94% in 2010 to 91% in 2015-16. Similarly, the percentage of men without health insurance has decreased from 93% in 2010 to 91% in 2015-16. Patterns by background characteristics: Women and men with secondary or higher levels of education (17% of women and 20% of men), and those from the wealthiest households (14% of women and 16% of men) are more likely to have health insurance." See Tables 3.9.1 and 3.9.2 (page 56-57, 77-78).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In order to address the obstacles to women’s access to health care, the Government has in recent years focused on a strategy of enhancing the provision of health care and, in particular, improving the accessibility and affordability of health structures. With regard to geographic access, the average distance to health centres decreased from 7.51 km in 2008 to 6.5 km in 2013. New infrastructure has been built (the number of CSPSs increased from 1,373 in 2009 to 1,606 in 2013) and resources have been made available (see Table 8). In order to enhance the capacities of human resources, the State has taken the following steps: 1) Regionalization of recruitment so...more
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the achievements of the State party in reducing maternal and infant mortality and notes the information provided by the delegation of the State party that all women migrant workers are covered by health insurance. However, the Committee notes with concern: The limited information on education on sexual and reproductive health rights in the State party" (pg 9).
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"At the lack of information on sexual and reproductive health and rights available to women and girls with disabilities and to lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women, as well as the lack of training of medical personnel with regard to the special needs of those women" (Pg 10). "At the lack of information on the prevalence of cervical and breast cancer in the State party, as well as on the relevant treatments available to women and girls" (Pg 10).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women enjoy all the health services provided by the State, particularly primary care services, which are provided free of charge" (9). "Furthermore, sex education and reproductive health and rights are taught in the school curriculum at all levels, both implicitly and explicitly at the same time. These topics are covered as follows: (a) Sex education is taught through the following topics: 1) Sexual reproduction (definition, importance thereof); 2) Male and female reproductive systems; 3) Sexually transmitted diseases and immunity; 4) Sexual morality and ethics. (b) Reproductive health is taught through the following topics: 1) Fertility; 2) Pregnancy (embryonic membranes, placenta, umbilical cord); 3) Parturition; 4) Breastfeeding; 5) In vitro fertilization;...more
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its concern about the limited access to adequate health-care services, including sexual and reproductive health services, the persistence of teenage pregnancy and the high and almost unchanged infant and maternal mortality rates, especially among young women and girls, which are mostly due to pregnancy or childbirth -related complications as well as to unsafe abortions. The Committee is concerned that medical fees and costs for treatment or medication continue to limit access to health care for most women. The Committee notes the intention of the State party to lower the level of sanctions for abortion and to consider introducing further grounds under which abortion could be made legal....more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project, 2014-2019; (b) National Plan of Action on Gender-based Violence, 2013-2017; (c) Gender and Women’s Empowerment Policy, 2010-2020; (d) National Education Policy, 2004-2015" (page 2).
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The inadequate access to health-care services, education and employment opportunities of indigenous and Afro-Colombian women in urban and rural contexts" (Pg 12).
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Community Health Teams operating at the Women’s City locations are exclusively for women and have specialized staff in the areas of obstetrics-gynaecology, internal medicine, paediatrics, nursing, psychology, dentistry, health education, clinical laboratory professionals, radiologists, radiology technicians, nutritionists, statisticians, and staff in other areas" (29). "Another strategy is support given to the Women’s City programme, which has been helping to foster access to health services, emphasizing sexual and reproductive health, for women in rural areas in the departments where the centres are located" (29-30).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee urges the State party, in programming to contain the disease, to consider the gender roles and responsibilities that affect exposure to the disease and core issues such as women’s unequal access to information and unequal access to health care" (13). "The Committee is concerned, however, about...Women’s limited access to basic health-care services, in particular in rural areas; the existence of sociocultural factors that prevent women from accessing those services" (13-14).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) National gender policy, approved by the Cabinet in 2010; (b) Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategic Plan 2008-2015" (page 2). "The Committee welcomes the introduction of prenatal programmes aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. The Committee remains concerned, however, at the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and of clandestine abortions, which have contributed to the increase in maternal mortality in recent years. The Committee calls upon the State party: (a) To intensify the implementation of HIV/AIDS response strategies,...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"All health laws and procedures in effect in the Kingdom guarentee women the right to receive health care. There is no restrictive condition on the exercise of this right, which is guarenteed to foreign women residing in the Kingdom through the cooperative health insurance system and other relevant systems" (41). "A woman's health early detection clinic that provides mobile services - including early detection of diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoporosis - and raises health awareness. Implementation of this programme began in October 2014. As of March 2016, 6,089 women have received examinations to detect diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and early mammogram detection of breast cancer. In addition, 274,272...more
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In 2014, City of Women centers were established, as a model of empowerment with four facets: gender, human rights, interculturality and youth; this model integrates services provided by the federal, state and municipal governments so that women can have access to: justice, health, sexual and reproductive health, education, occupation/employment, etc. Two are in operation: Tlapa de Comonfort, and Tepeji del Río; and four more are under development: Querétaro, Estado de México, and Michoacán" (page 7). "To prevent and attend to violence, the Women's Justice Centers (CJM) were consolidated; they offer complete services: legal counsel, judicial attention and accompaniment, medical and psychological aid, economic and social empowerment, special attention to girls...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"A comprehensive programme is being implemented by the Family Health Bureau to promote family planning and reproductive health education. This is an important component of the national health policy" (22).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"It is also important to note that Act No. 2006-16 of 21 June 2006 makes reproductive health a right; moreover, it adopts a gender perspective, stipulating that within the couple that right belongs not to one spouse only, but to both" (pg 8). "Niger is continuing to implement the Health-Care Development Plan (PDS); its 2005–2010 phase has been evaluated, and a new 2011–2015 phase is being implemented. PDS implementation is based on a number of principles and values, including the right to health care for all, which the 2011–2015 PDS will help make a reality, in particular by providing access to care for the great majority of the people, including...more