Women’s Health

Despite the huge strides made globally in improving women’s health, tremendous challenges remain.

Every two minutes, a woman dies of pregnancy or childbirth-related complications somewhere in the world. A crippling impediment to meeting the health needs of urban women and girls is access to quality, affordable care. Health workforce training is key to quality care, and to building women’s and girls’ confidence to seek out the care they need and to trust the quality of the care they receive.

Members in our Women’s Health Learning Lab, which will begin in 2020, will include community organizations that strive daily to improve access to quality care for urban women and girls in urban areas – and to educate girls and women, and their families and communities, around the care they need and deserve.

These organizations will come together, both in person and online, to share what they do, what they learn, and what might be readily adapted from setting to setting, to improve the health and the lives of women and girls in impoverished urban settings.

In 2020, WomenStrong will also publish the Mobile Women’s Health Clinics Manual, based on best practices and the specific invaluable practice and experience of our founding member organizations.

Please revisit this page in the coming months, for more detail about our new members working on Women’s Health, and WomenStrong’s Learning Lab activities on this topic.

About WomenStrong International

WomenStrong International finds, funds, strengthens, and shares women-driven solutions that will transform lives in urban communities. Our partners start by listening to women, who know best what they need in order to thrive. Then we bring these organizations together into a Learning Lab, to develop, test, sharpen, and disseminate their solutions. Through our collective learning and sharing, WomenStrong is building a global community of organizations better equipped to advance the rights and wellbeing of women and girls. Learn More