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Health Policies: South Asia
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Following the WHO (World Health Organization) and ICPD (International Center for Peace and Development) meetings in the 1980s and 1990s, South Asian countries have attempted with varying degrees of success to inform their women's health care strategies by a gender perspective. A gender perspective reflects a world-view of health as more than a medical issue confined to biological factors amenable to medical inte…

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Towghi, Fouzieyha, “Health Policies: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0173d>
First published online: 2009

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