WHO stages summit on women's health

The World Health Organization (WHO) is chairing a conference in London on what steps can be taken to improve women's health in the developing world.

Making more contraception options available to females in poorer countries has been named as a particular priority at the Family Planning Summit, which is taking place today (July 11th)

WHO is also keen to make sure more skilled healthcare practitioners are available to offer support and advice on the issue to women.

The organisation believes this is necessary because 57 nations are deemed to be in crisis when it comes to the skills of healthcare workers.

"WHO advocates the redistribution of tasks among existing health workers who have the right training to help countries expand access to services," it commented.

Boosting the availability of intrauterine devices, female sterilisation procedures and contraceptive implants were also flagged up as issues that need to be addressed in developing nations.

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