arrow for change – older women’s health: facing the challenges


In a region where women continue to be valued less than men, older women’s health reflects their life-long experience of discrimination, deprivation and neglect. The older women of Asia-Pacific today face similar situations of poverty, malnutrition, poor health care, physical overwork and unhealthy work environments in their younger years.

Along with high infant mortality rates, they faced high maternal mortality, maternal morbidity and reproductive tract infections. These are the acute issues facing the societies of the Asia-Pacific region.

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Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women