International Council on Women's Health Issues (ICOWHI)

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History

1984, at 1st International Congress, Halifax (Canada), being conceived in 1983 by a group of women interested in the health and health care of women throughout the world. By-laws adopted at 2nd International Congress, 1986, Halifax (Canada). Registered in accordance with US law, 2004.

Aims

Explore biological, socio-economic, cultural, political and spiritual factors affecting the health and development of women throughout their life cycle; identify areas of need; facilitate, implement and evaluate solutions to potential and actual health problems of women of all ages; encourage a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to promoting women's health and well being; promote and supporte women's health research; influence policy related to women's health worldwide.

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Activities

Organizes: International Congresses (biennial); Regional Meetings (every 2 years). Maintains Council Archives; provides consultation and advocacy services. Offers financial support in the form of scholarships to women from developing countries.

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 33 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Women
  • Health Care
    • Health

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

D5819

Last News Received

2014
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