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Sources: UN Women, 2013; Population Reference Bureau, 2003; World Heart Federation, 2014; Cervical Cancer Free Coalition, 2013; Novo Nordisk, 2013
Facts and Figures
Globally, girls and women have less access to health care. Today, women are more likely than men to:
- Suffer from malnutrition
- Experience severe complications from diabetes
- Die from heart disease
- Acquire HIV
By 2030, a half million women will die of cervical cancer, with more than 98% of deaths in developing countries.
Why do women lack access to care?
- High user fees
- Severe health worker shortages
- Spousal abuse & control
- Abuse & control
- When women have access to comprehensive health services, preventive care, and treatment, it saves lives, time, and money.