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NWCI calls for investment in women’s health at National Economic Dialogue

Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2018

NWCI has called for crucial investment in the planned Women’s Health Action Plan at the National Economic Dialogue on 27 June 2018. It also called on the Government to issue an Equality Statement to be read alongside Budget 2019 and for greater investment into a care economy.

Jennifer McCarthy-Flynn, Head of Policy, National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI),

“Recent controversies around women’s health, including the cervical check controversy, have highlighted the need for healthcare policies and services that are adapted to the specific needs of women and girls. We welcome the Government’s commitment to develop a Women’s Health Action Plan. To ensure the plan will deliver for women and girls, significant investment of at least 100,000 Euros should be made available. Particular focus should be given women’s mental health, which remains underdeveloped in Ireland.“

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