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International Women’s Day 2015: Celebrating women’s role in the promotion of primary healthcare in Ethiopia

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By John Dusabe, Daniel G. Datiko, Jarso Tulu and Sally Theobald
Every year we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March. IWD draws our attention to women’s challenges and contributions in our society in past times, today and in the future. Women’s contribution to health includes basic science and discovery, management and treatment of diseases as well as promotion and improvement of health care internationally, nationally and within communities and households. Recognition only is not enough. There’s still work to be done – such as institutional gender mainstreaming to ensure health programmed are responsive to the needs of women, men, boys and girls; that information is used appropriately to meet this goal and that the gendered needs and requirements of all health workers are met. In 2012, the World Development Report prioritized Gender Equality and Development and highlighted progress made in different countries; taking stock and reflecting on progress and evaluating the impact of gender-focused initiatives. For example the report highlighted success in initiatives that promote productive resources for women, such as giving land titles to women in Ethiopia. For more

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REACH Ethiopia grew out of a TB project that started in 2010. This project introduced an innovative community package that engaged health extension workers (HEWs) to increase TB case detection and treatment adherence.

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia