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1/082 subject : Women--Health and hygiene--Developing countries, Women--Developing countries--Nutrition, Women's health services--Developing countries. Page i DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE A New Agenda for Women's Health and Nutrition Page iii A New Agenda for Women's Health and Nutrition THE WORLD BANK WASHINGTON, D. C. Page iv © 1994 The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / THE WORLD BANK All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America First printing August 1994 Second printing January 1997 The Development in Practice series publishes reviews of the World Bank's activities in different regions and sectors.

1) either directly benefit girls and women or are targeted to them as a means of improving infant health. 1 (continued) Cost-effectiveness of interventionAge group/ main causes of diseaseDiseases affecting females onlyDiseases greater among femalesaDiseases similar among males and femalesbDiseases greater among malescAges 514 (continued)Respiratory infectionsHighDiarrheal diseaseHighTuberculosisHighMalariaHighAnemiasHighSTDs and HIVHighAges 1544Maternal causesHighSTDsHighTuberculosisHighHIVHighDepressive disordersMediumRespiratory infectionsHighAnemiaHighAges 4559TuberculosisHighIschemic heart diseaseMediumCataractsHighChronic obstructive pulmonary diseasesMediumDiabetes mellitusMediumCancer of the cervixHighMalignant neoplasm (liver)HighAges 60+Ischemic heart diseaseMediumRespiratory infectionsHighDiabetes mellitusMediumTuberculosisHighCataracts HighMalignant neoplasms (trachea, bronchus, lung)HighNote: The causes of disease shown here have been chosen from the ten main causes among women and the ten main causes among men based on the availability of an intervention of high or medium cost-effectiveness.

Services beyond the national package should be financed from private sources. Where resources permit a more comprehensive national package of interventions, the essential services could be expanded and upgraded to include: A wider choice of short- and long-term contraceptive methods. Enhanced maternity care. Expanded screening for and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Nutrition assistance for vulnerable groups. Cervical and breast cancer screening and treatment. Increased attention to early prevention of disease.

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