The Health of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Levine, Ruth;
Schneidman, Miriam
Jan 2001
This report represents the collaborative effort of three partners: the World Bank, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This book explores trends and differentials in women's health; examples of good practices in delivery and financing of women's health programs and the key dimensions of women's health that are relevant for the health reforms currently underway in Latin America. This report seeks to contribute to the debate about health policy and program design in Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing on the special topic of women's health; it aims to provide governments and program designers with information about priority needs in the region, and on how policies can yield optimal results.