Taskforce On Women And NCDs Outlines 3 Key Commitments For Leaders At High-Level Meeting On UHC

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Sally Cowal, senior vice president for global health at the American Cancer Society; Emma Feeny, senior advocacy adviser at the George Institute for Global Health; and Maia Olsen, program manager for NCD Synergies at Partners In Health

“…On Sept 23., the world’s leaders will gather in New York and commit to accelerating progress toward universal health coverage. Leaders should not waste this opportunity … These are the three key commitments that we, the Taskforce on Women and NCDs, are calling for. 1. Include women in decision-making … 2. Promote a rights-based approach to health systems strengthening … 3. Commit to the routine collection and analysis of disaggregated data … Governments must commit to providing effective, gender-sensitive health services; addressing all barriers to care, including a lack of health information; and prioritizing the needs of the most marginalized women and girls…” (9/17).