Some 36 experts around the globe attended two Expert Consultations on the impact of health sector reform on sexual and reproductive health, in Cape Town, South Africa.Some 36 experts around the globe attended two Expert Consultations on the impact of health sector reform on sexual and reproductive health Within the framework of WHO's definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, reproductive health, or sexual health/hygiene , in Cape Town Cape Town or Capetown, city (1991 pop. 854,616), legislative capital of South Africa and capital of Western Cape, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. It was the capital of Cape Province before that province's subdivision in 1994. , South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. . Held over April 21-29, 2003, the consultation was the first public activity held under the Rights and Reform Project and coordinated by South Africa based Women's Health Women's Health Definition
Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues. Project. Six global papers and another 12 papers were presented by the Rights and Reform team on the issues of health financing, methodologies for priority setting, public/private partnerships, decentralisation n. 1. same as decentralization.
Noun 1. decentralisation - the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
spreading, spread - act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time , integration and accountability. Through a process of review, analyses, identifying gaps and setting of priority issues, the consultations will feed into the second phase of the project. The aims of this research and advocacy initiative are as follows: Strengthening understanding amongst activists and decision-makers on the role of health sector reform in facilitating or undermining efforts to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR SRHR Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
SRHR Science and Reason in Hampton Roads ) policies and programmes and secondly, identifying and advocating for strategies to maximise positive outcomes with regard to sexual and reproductive health and services. The outputs expected at the end of phase one, would include a book comprising the six integrated papers which will identify key advocacy issues.
Contact: The Rights and Reform, Women's Health Project, PO Box 1038, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa. Fax: 27 11 489 9922; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:www.wits.ac.za/whp/rightsandreforms