Alleviation: An International Journal of Nutrition, Gender & Social Development, ISSN 2348-9340 Volume 1, Number 1 (2014), pp. 1 - 8
© Arya PG College, Panipat & Business Press India Publication, Delhi

Integrated Health Promotion Programmes for Women: Need and Ways

Indu Bansal, Mayanka Singh
Prof. & Dean, Faculty of Home Science, Ph.D Research Scholar
Faculty of Home Science
Banasthali Vidyapith, Tonk (Rajasthan), India


Sound health is now recognized as a key issue for all goals of development and sustainability. Indirectly, many reproductive health issues are part of empowerment and extension programmed improving the health and well being. Ensuring the provision of appropriate services and programmes requires systematic consideration of the rights, needs and aspirations of the people involved, the larger social and economic environment, the health systems within which services will be requested and delivered, as well as the national legal and policy framework within which they operate. Based on data and observations as well as group discussions with women from different strata, this paper presents various health problems of women and children and how these services need to be integrated to promote health and well being of the family as a whole. The purpose of this paper is not to propose a list of services and programmes but to highlight structural and other issues that require explicit attention to design and deliver appropriate health promotion services and programmes. Effective implementation of these services and programmes requires systematic consideration of the needs and aspirations of the individuals who will use them; the health systems within which they will be delivered, and key elements of the broader social and economic context. Addressing all these issues in relation to health will have broad benefits and help to ensure the success of services and programmes.

Keywords: Empowerment, Goals of Development, Integrated Health Promotion, Reproductive Health, Women Health.

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