2014

taking a broader view: addressing maternal health in the context of food and nutrition security and poverty

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Health of individuals, families, and communities is influenced by a multitude of social determinants, including poverty and food security. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) under the World Health Organization (WHO) published in 2008 the report, which critically studied the reasons behind inequities in health and challenged the conventional view of public health. The report asserts that health inequity is not natural and is avoidable, being influenced by the circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age, and the systems put in place for them to deal with illness. These circumstances are shaped by political, social, and economic forces.

The Commission made several recommendations in three domains: (1) improving daily living conditions; (2) tackling inequities and distribution of power, money, and resources; and (3) measuring and understanding the problem and assessing the impact of action. In 2010, the Priority Public Health Conditions Knowledge Network under the Commission published the document “Equity, Social Determinants, and Public Health Programmes” that serves as a guide for those responsible for health programmes to work with other sectors to translate these recommendations to concrete actions. Of the many social determinants of health and maternal health, poverty is one of the strongest.

Vietnam

  • Centre for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP)

Indonesia

  • Aliansi Satu Visi (ASV);
  • CEDAW Working Group;
  • Hollaback! Jakarta;
  • Institut Kapal Perempuan;
  • Kalyanamitra;
  • Komnas Perempuan;
  • Remaja Independen Papua/Independent Youth
    Forum Papua (FRIP/IYFP);
  • Perkumpulan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia (PKBI);
  • Perkumpulan Lintas Feminis Jakarta;
  • Perkumpulan Pamflet Generasi;
  • RUTGERS Indonesia;
  • Sanggar SWARA;
  • Women on Web;
  • Yayasan Kesehatan Perempuan (YKP); 
  • YIFOS Indonesia

Maldives

  • Hope for Women
  • Society for Health Education (SHE)
taking a broader view: addressing maternal health in the context of food and nutrition security and poverty

Health of individuals, families, and communities is influenced by a multitude of social determinants, including poverty and food security. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) under the World Health Organization (WHO) published in 2008 the report, which critically studied the reasons behind inequities in health and challenged the conventional view of public health. The report asserts that health inequity is not natural and is avoidable, being influenced by the circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age, and the systems put in place for them to deal with illness. These circumstances are shaped by political, social, and economic forces.

The Commission made several recommendations in three domains: (1) improving daily living conditions; (2) tackling inequities and distribution of power, money, and resources; and (3) measuring and understanding the problem and assessing the impact of action. In 2010, the Priority Public Health Conditions Knowledge Network under the Commission published the document “Equity, Social Determinants, and Public Health Programmes” that serves as a guide for those responsible for health programmes to work with other sectors to translate these recommendations to concrete actions. Of the many social determinants of health and maternal health, poverty is one of the strongest.

Morocco

  • Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale (AMPF),
  • Morocco Family Planning Association

India

  • CommonHealth;
  • Love Matters India;
  • Pravah;
  • Rural Women’s Social Education Centre (RUWSEC);
  • SAHAYOG;
  • Sahaj;
  • Sahiyo;
  • SAMA – Resource Group for Women and Health;
  • WeSpeakOut;
  • The YP Foundation (TYPF)

Lao PDR

  • Lao Women’s Union;
  • The Faculty of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Health
    Sciences (UHS)

Sri Lanka

  • Bakamoono;
  • Women and Media Collective (WMC),
  • Youth Advocacy Network – Sri Lanka (YANSL)

Malaysia

  • Federation of Reproductive Health Associations of Malaysia (FRHAM);
  • Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG);
  • Justice for Sisters (JFS);
  • Reproductive Health Association of
    Kelantan (ReHAK);
  • Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM);
  • Sisters in Islam (SIS)

Maldives

  • Hope for Women;
  • Society for Health Education (SHE)

Myanmar

  • Colourful Girls Organization;
  • Green Lotus Myanmar

Nepal

  • Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC);
  • Blind Youth Association of Nepal;
  • Blue Diamond Society (BDS);
  • Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA);
  • Visible Impact;
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC);
  • YPEER Nepal;
  • YUWA

Pakistan

  • Aahung, Centre for Social Policy Development (CSPD);
  • Forum for Dignity Initiative (FDI);
  • Gravity Development Organization; Green Circle Organization;
  • Indus Resources Center (IRC);
  • Idara-e-Taleem-O-Aaghai (ITA);
  • Rehnuma – Family Planning Association Pakistan;
  • Shelter
    Participatory Organisation;
  • Shirkat Gah;
  • The Enlight Lab

Philippines

  • Democratic Socalist Women of the Philippines (DSWP);
  • Galang;
  • Healthcare Without Harm;
  • Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities;
  • Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health;
  • Nisa UI Haqq Fi Bangsamoro;
  • PATH Foundation Inc. (PFPI);
  • Women’s Global Network for
    Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)

Singapore

  • End Female Genital Cutting Singapore
  • Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)

Mongolia

  • MONFEMNET National Network