Women’s social status has finally marched out of the home and she is now as much a provider as a home maker. Societal change has started to prompt changes in the way we look at the overall well being of the fairer sex. Keeping with time the phrase Women’s Health now incorporates a much wider spectrum, including the traditional premises of reproductive health. India is a young country and health issues of the youth needs to be addressed with vigor and decisiveness.
Despite almost two decades of rapid economic growth women’s health outcomes in India are comparatively worse than other corresponding fast growing regional economies. Surprisingly this is not only true for the underdeveloped and underprivileged segments of the population. Even among the educated elites health and nutritional concern and awareness remains appallingly low. Basic lack of awareness makes women vulnerable to a whole host of health issues. Women’s empowerment and overall development are not stand alone pillars – they are intrinsically linked to her overall well being and development.
Information is key, it is the power that helps decision making but where to get it. Societal mores and self appointed guardians of moralities mean little or no sexual health education in schools. This would supposedly make young minds ‘promiscuous’. Television, internet, etc have virtually brought a whole new into our homes – a world which the well informed would be better equipped to navigate. Mobile phones with their improved technology are regarded as the pet gadget of common man. Perhaps that is why mobile services find it easier to reach people any where and any time. MObq health care service too says a similar story. By making you aware and alert of health facts that you should but do not know. By urging you to give a decent priority to health. By giving you handy tips to follow through.