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Women and health in Bhutan

Joke Buringa

Women and health in Bhutan

practices, beliefs, and care

by Joke Buringa

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Published by SNV Bhutan, Netherlands Development Organization in Thimphu, Bhutan .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Bhutan.
    • Subjects:
    • Women -- Health and hygiene -- Bhutan.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Joke Buringa and Manika Pradhan.
      ContributionsPradhan, Manika.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 95/62405R (R)
      The Physical Object
      FormatMicroform
      Pagination136 p.
      Number of Pages136
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL947285M
      LC Control Number95904333

      Matrilineal traditions are longstanding in Bhutan, and as a result, Bhutanese women have a fairly empowered standing in society. However, Bhutan still has its share of gender disparity and challenges. With only a handful of elected women parliamentarians and women leaders in the civil service and private sector, Bhutan still has a long way to go to achieve gender equity. The Health Sector Development Program, supported by the ADF facility and additional ADF grant funding for a total of $20 million, is improving primary health care delivery and information systems. It is also upgrading the country’s disease surveillance systems and policies to help Bhutan and the region prepare for and manage pandemics.

      Bhutan's national policy on women is reflected in the overall objectives and strategies for women in development and has been incorporated in all development plans. The policy states, "While there will be no parallel projects formulated specifically for women, measures related to the promotion of women in development will be incorporated in all. Browse the list of issues and latest articles from Women & Health. List of issues Latest articles Volume 60 Volume 59 Volume 58 Volume 57 Volume 56 Volume 55 Volume 54 Volume 53 Volume 52 Volume 51 .

      Following are some of recommended reading list of Bhutan Books that can help you understand the country and enhance the enjoyment of your travel. Wide ranges of books on Bhutan are available online and also in some of the stores in Thimphu. Following are some of the suggestion. Lonely Planet – Bhutan (Country Guide) By Lindsay Brown. Bhutan's culture does not isolate or disenfranchise women. Dowry is not practiced, and land is divided equally between sons and daughters. Girls receive nearly equal educational opportunities, and, while accorded a lower status than boys, they are cherished because they are .


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Following a description of the health sector in Bhutan, including traditional and religious healers, women's health needs are addressed distinguishing between sex-specific or biological health needs and gender-specific or social health needs. Current health beliefs and practices are reviewed, paying particular attention to health-promoting and health-restoring : J.

Buringa, M. Pradhan. Women and Health in Bhutan: Practices, Beliefs, and Care. Description. Women and Health is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages — from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic, which concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective.

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“Some decades ago there was a system of offering a pretty girl along with food and drink and presents to a visiting dignitary from the government.

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Bhutan has strived for the equitable distribution of health and health care by providing free health care services to the people through the wide network of health facilities.

Health care is delivered through a three-tiered health care service delivery system with a major thrust in the preventive and primary health. The National Assembly’s women, children and youth committee’s report states that in1, women had undergone abortion in Bhutan.

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HEALTHCARE. Healthcare in Bhutan falls under the Ministry of Health (MoH). The MoH aims to achieve universal health coverage by improving access to quality and equitable health services, strengthening preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services, and promoting efficiency and effectiveness in the financing and delivery of health services.() Its vision is “a Cited by: 4.

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The matriarchal structure – where women inherit property unlike other women in some of the neighbouring countries – grants women access to land and property. Bhutanese inheritance law stipulates equal rights for all children, regardless of sex or age.The government founded the National Women's Association of Bhutan in primarily to improve the socioeconomic status of women, particularly those in rural areas.

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