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Media Release – Launch of Women’s Health Hub

Federal Minister for Health the Hon Sussan Ley MP to launch a new online resource that will assist health planners, policy makers, researchers and service providers improve women’s health and well-being. For the first time in Australia the Women’s Health Hub: Australian Women’s Health Network Clearinghouse will provide a searchable, single entry point at the […]

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Media Release – Women’s Health Hub

2 June 2015 Federal Minister for Health the Hon Sussan Ley MP to launch a new online resource that will assist health planners, policy makers, researchers and service providers improve women’s health and well-being. For the first time in Australia the Women’s Health Hub: Australian Women’s Health Network Clearinghouse will provide a searchable, single entry […]

Junkee Article on the Homeless Period

CEO, Kelly Banister provided comment to youth news site Junkee, on women, poverty and their ability to be able to afford sanitary products. The article was prompted by a recent campaign in the UK known as the Homeless Period.    

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Doing Better: Gender-Transformative Public Health Messages

Innovative new resource supports public health message makers to do better. Monica Dux, Age columnist, author and women’s issues commentator said: “Doing Better: Gender-Transformative Public Health Messages is an important and opportune resource. The Australian Women’s Health Network have provided a clear and concise guide on how to best integrate gender into public health messages, as well […]

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Data on Australian Infant and Child Mortality

Child Mortality Data Liquid Gold for Health Policymakers. The detailed data on Australian infant and child mortality produced this week by the National Health Performance Authority is liquid gold for health policymakers, the Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) claims. Not only are surprising variations in mortality rates revealed but the report also provides information on low birth weight, […]

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The Impact on Women’s Health of Climatic and Economic Disaster

Climate change and economic disasters provide opportunities to focus on women’s health. The Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) has released a position paper which identifies the effects on women’s rights and women’s health during periods of intense climatic and economic change. The paper titled The Impact on Women’s Health of Climate and Economic Disaster explains the […]

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Health and the Primary Prevention of Violence against Women

Recommendations for a way forward in eliminating violence against women. The Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) has released a position paper which focuses on best practices for the primary prevention of violence perpetrated by men against women. The paper Health and the Primary Prevention of Violence against Women has been developed as a resource for public education, […]

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Women and Non-Communicable Diseases (Chronic Conditions)

A new approach is needed to improve the lives of women with chronic health conditions. The Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) has released a position paper outlining recommendations to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions for women. The paper Women and Non-Communicable Diseases (Chronic Conditions) examines the gender implications of diseases such as diabetes, […]

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