Reports & publications

Reports & publications

HIIP provides easy, one stop access to statistical and analytical reports produced through HIIP and by technical programmes of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific and links to useful reports, publications and other sources of information on health-related indicators in the Region.

Women and health in the Western Pacific Region: Remaining challenges and new opportunities

Women and health in the Western Pacific Region: Remaining challenges and new opportunities

This report deals with women’s health in the Western Pacific Region. It shows that women and girls have particular health needs that remain invisible and little understood and that health systems are failing them. Some of these are related to women’s biological role in reproduction through pregnancy and child birth, which can carry significant health risks and require health care. In addition, girls and women are exposed to a range of health problems in common with boys and men throughout their lifecycle, including infectious diseases, tuberculosis and occupational and environmental health hazards. In fact, since infections such as malaria and hepatitis become life-threatening conditions for women during pregnancy, they are issues of special concern.
Violence against women fact sheet

Violence against women fact sheet

The United Nations defines violence against women as ‘any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.’
Taking sex and gender into account in emerging infection disease programmes: An analytical framework

Taking sex and gender into account in emerging infection disease programmes: An analytical framework

This document demonstrates the important roles sex and gender play in understanding and controlling the transmission of infectious diseases and reducing the threat of emerging diseases.
The Health of Women: 10 key issues

The Health of Women: 10 key issues

The Western Pacific Region has seen considerable improvements in women's health, including longer life expectancy, declines in the number of children per woman, an increase in maternal health service coverage and a decrease in maternal mortality. These gains, however, have been uneven across and within countries.
Adolescent girls and young women in the Western Pacific Region: 10 key health challenges

Adolescent girls and young women in the Western Pacific Region: 10 key health challenges

Adolescent and young people constitue close to 23.6% of the total population in the Western Pacific Region. Adolescent girls and young women make up 47.8% of those in this age group. Young people in the Region today are healthier and better educated and have greater economic opportunities than ever before. At the same time, they face new and complex challenges and risks.
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