HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL ISSUES OF WOMEN IN INDIA HEALTH IS THE GREATEST GIFT……… BUDDHA
In Indian Society, the women community was not given owing attention in all aspects, particularly on the health aspects. Women form almost half of the population in our country. Women’s health concerns cover a wide continuum. Many health conditions affect both men and women but a number of health issues affect only women. Empowering of women contributes to the perfect health and productivity of whole families and communities and enhanced prospects for the next generation. Women generally have less access than men to medical care, property ownership, credit, training and employment. When a woman can plan her family systematically, she can plan the rest of her whole life. Women's empowerment is vital to sustainable development and the realization of human rights for all. Where women’s prominence is low, family size tends to be big, which makes it more difficult for families to succeed. Various awareness health programmes are more needed for the raising population to improve educational opportunities, status and empowerment of women. When women are empowered, whole families get benefit, and these benefits often have ripple effects to the future generations. Refiningof women's health necessitates a strong and sustained government commitment, a favorable policy environment, and well-targeted resources.