Giving Compass' Take:
- · Naveen Rao addresses the inequalities in women's health in America and how data and technology can help level the playing field.
- · How can philanthropists support innovation in women's healthcare?
- · Learn more about women's health.
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Last month, I had the opportunity to join a passionate panel of advocates and experts at the inaugural TIME 100 Health Summit, to discuss both the strategy and urgency needed to transform women’s health. I walked away with the overarching feeling that our ability to improve women’s health outcomes depends on our will to do so, as much as it depends on the health tools and services that we must make available to all women.
The world still loses more than 800 women each day to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, making the act of giving life the most dangerous thing a woman can do, despite the fact that the vast majority of these complications are preventable. About 99% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Our moderator Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global reminded us that at heart, we think and talk about women’s health differently, noting the many ways women’s health is often politicized or deprioritized, while men’s health is simply referred to as “health” and not treated in the same manner.
Read the full article about transforming women's health by Naveen Rao at The Rockefeller Foundation.