International Women's Day 2018: A Healthy World Starts with Healthy Women

8 March 2018

On this International Women’s Day, it has never been more urgent to ensure women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, so that women everywhere have the opportunity to stay healthy and achieve their goals.

The leading causes of death among women of reproductive age worldwide are HIV/AIDS and maternal mortality, with complications from pregnancy and childbirth as major factors. These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and neighbors. They are students, businesswomen, educators, scientists, artists and advocates.

We all have a role to play in equipping women with the knowledge and products they need to protect their health—on their own terms.

At the International Partnership for Microbicides, we put women’s needs at the center of everything we do. And what women tell us is that they need and want prevention options. That they want support to stay healthy. And that they want to be able to educate their communities about sexual and reproductive health.

That’s why we’re developing HIV prevention and other sexual and reproductive health products that could empower a woman with a range of methods that allow her to protect herself when and how she wants.

Together, let’s work toward a brighter future for every single woman—because here at IPM we believe that a healthy world starts with healthy women.

Happy International Women’s Day from IPM.

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