Women’s health is the foundation of businesses and cultures across the world, but governments consistently fail to prioritize it. This lack of action on women’s health allows for social and economic backsliding and expands the gender gap everywhere.
We need global leadership now more than ever to find a way out of this ongoing crisis and place women at the center of policy choices.
The Vital Importance Of Prioritizing Women’s Health
Women have always been disproportionately affected by health emergencies.
According to Oxfam International, women worldwide will lose more than 64 million employment and at least $800 billion in wages by 2020, and these disparities will worsen as the epidemic continues.
Economic participation and opportunity remained the second greatest of the four important disparities studied in 2022, according to the Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, and will take another 151 years to close. While some regions outperform others, no region has yet closed even 80% of its gender disparity across the board.
Women’s important health care, such as screenings for fatal illnesses, was put on wait while they held families and communities together during this period. In 2021, just 12% of women worldwide reported that they had been checked for cancer in the preceding 12 months, according to the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, even though cancer kills 10 million people annually. Furthermore, just one out of every ten women reported having been tested for sexually transmitted illnesses or infections, according to the statistics.
Women’s emotional health has also been jeopardized. According to the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, emotional health is at an all-time low, with worry, stress, sorrow, and anger on the rise throughout the world: around 4 in 10 women reported experiencing worry.
Even though cancer kills 10 million people each year, the great majority of women have not been tested for it in recent years. Hologic Global Women’s Health Index image 2020
Mapping The Health Of Women Throughout The World
The annual Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, produced in collaboration with Gallup, is built on collaboration. The Hologic Global Women’s Health Index is one of the most extensive, worldwide comparable studies on womens health in NJ and the world, assessing the experiences of more than 2.7 billion women and girls aged 15 and older across 122 nations and territories. This is the first single measure that captures and compares the overall condition of women’s health by country and area, comprising 94% of the worldwide female population.
The study does more than just highlight places where women are lagging. It also provides vital data on the measures most important for improving women’s status and health internationally.
Without a question, teamwork is critical to discovering solutions to enhance women’s health. This is at the heart of a new collaboration between Hologic and the World Economic Forum. This high-profile convening platform supports global efforts to teach key decision-makers about the serious disparities in women’s health that Hologic has been trying to identify and, more importantly, close.
Overall, the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index 2021 Report reveals a constantly expanding disparity in practically all measures of women’s health, including affluent and impoverished nations, urban and rural locations, and educational levels. The World Economic Forum’s recently issued Global Gender Gap Report 2022 investigates these troubling trends and emphasizes the importance of collaborative change.
The preliminary findings of the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index 2021 Report show a constantly expanding disparity in almost all measures of women’s health, including women in high-income and low-income economies, urban and rural locations, and education levels. The World Economic Forum’s recently issued Global Gender Gap Report 2022 investigates these troubling trends and emphasizes the importance of collaborative change.