There is a need to empower women to fight through such diseases and more importantly, feel confident to seek health-based information and resources, as a right.
Women are definitely bigger than these diseases and so are their health needs and requirements.
There is also a need to build a conducive environment, one that calls for multisectoral efforts involving governments, NGOs, civil society organisations, and the private sector to provide access to healthcare, education, clean water, and sanitation, among many other interventions.
This will help disease sensitisation and elimination efforts at all levels – specifically for women and empower them to seek timely care and support.
(The author is Executive Director, Centre for Advocacy and Research, in New Delhi. This is an opinion piece, and the views expressed are the author’s own. The Quint neither endorses nor is responsible for them.)