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Women’s health

The wellbeing of women and children is an important indicator that shapes a nation’s developmental level. Although the Chinese government has made great progress and achievements in women’s and children’s health over the last 30 years, urban/rural and east/west gaps remain, with inadequate service capacity, the new two-child policy and growing numbers of older women within the maternal age range adding new challenges to women’s and children’s health. Moreover, non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) have become leading causes of morbidity and mortality for women in China.

The Global Women’s Health Program (GWHP) China seeks to identify and examine interventions that mitigate the gap between supply and demand, improve service quality and the health of women and children through innovative research approaches.