There is a very true saying that goes around “Healthy Women, Healthy World”. We know that what role our mothers play in our lives. They are the center of a household keeping the house organized and our life going perfect throughout the day. One day the woman of the house is not around and we can feel the difference. So if we say that they are the lifeline of their immediate family and the community at large are we exaggerating? No, we are not. It is a woman that keeps her family, her children healthy and so her health also matters to a great extent. In this regard we don’t mean the physical well being of women only. What we mean is the total well being of women which also includes her social standing, mental health and her all around development.
Women’s health issues has been a debating topic for many years now and in recent times it has come in the international limelight. However in developing countries, the picture is yet to brighten up. Several policies and programs have been undertaken by the government in developing countries to improve the condition of women but lack of knowledge and awareness added with gender bias has hardly improved the condition of the rural women folk. On top of it, lack of education, proper health care facilities, and hygiene has kept the womenfolk in the shadows of pain and suffering. To a major portion of the rural womenfolk in developing nations, basic health care, family planning and its importance as well as obstetric services are still a myth.
The result? A growing rate of maternal mortality rates due to the burden of child bearing duties at an early age and other health care complications due to malnutrition and improper check up facilities pre and post maternity period. Researches have proved that in developing countries, maternal deaths score for nearly or more than 99% of an estimated number of 536,000 with an alarming 10 million women undergoing the pain of improper childbirth process. Adding to her woe is repeated pregnancies, infections, anemia and sexually transmitted diseases.
There is hope however though for women in developing countries. Hope in the form of non profit organizations spreading the good word about women health care and their rights. Not only have they come to the forefront spreading awareness about childbirth and care, precautions needed to safeguard oneself from sexually transmitted diseases but have also done their bit by providing education, allocation of resources and have taught them about their rights and position in the society next to man. Empowering the womenfolk and providing for their good health has contributed to some extent in improving the outlook of women in developing nations. Not only they are now enable to bring up a healthy family but are growing strong enough to strengthen their place in the world.
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