4009.0 Role of the U.N. Millenium Goals in advancing women’s health and human rights

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals were drafted in 2,000 by 189 member states at the UN headquarters in New York. There are 8 MDS and the underlying theme is to promote gender equity and promote the concept of human rights for women. Many of the health issues and challenges faced by women are related to their human rights not being recognized by the global community including policy makers. In this session the presentations will focus on the link between the health and human rights of women and MDGs. Improving Maternal mortality and poverty alleviation can show marked improvement when special attention is given to upholding the human rights of women. In communities where the rights of women have been recognized their health status improved and as did the indicators for reaching the MDG targets. recommendations will be made during this session to address the health and human rights of women to make policies and national legislation favorable to address the needs of women. recognizing the human rights of women and working to improve their health status will lay the foundation to building healthy communities.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the role of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in advancing public health. 2. Discuss how achieving the MDGs can advance the health status and reiterate the human rights of women. 3. Discuss how local communities can work together to achieve the targets of the MDGs which will in turn be instrumental in improving the health of the members with a special emphasis on women's health
Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS,CHES

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Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)