Empower women to participate in economic life to build stronger economies: Anand Sahu, MP

Friday, March 15, 2019

Increasing fund and sustained advocacy for quality literacy programmes that empower women as literate women have a positive ripple effect on all development indicators, Mr. Anand Sahu, Member of Parliament BJP said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.


Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability. It will not only improve the quality of life of women, but for men, families, and communities as well. Empowerment of women has proven time and again across the world, to be the most efficient catalyst for rapid socio economic growth, while inaugurating a national conference on ‘Women’s Health Conference’ organized by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
We all know that women are pivotal contributors to society in their roles as mothers, sisters, family members, and as socially responsible citizens.  Addressing the gender, class or ethnic disparities that exist in healthcare and improving the health outcome, can contribute to women empowerment and socio-economic gain, Mr Sahu.
Between 30–50% of cancers can currently be prevented. This can be accomplished by avoiding risk factors and implementing existing evidence-based prevention strategies. Many cancers have a high chance of cure if diagnosed early and treated adequately. So, the key to survival is prevention, early detection, and proper cure which are possible only with proper awareness among people. Not only the Government, but also private players and NGOs have a great role in creating awareness on the preventive care and symptoms of these diseases. Cancer burden can thus be reduced through early detection and management,” added the Ms Niira Radia, Promoter and Chairperson, Nayati Healthcare Pvt. Limited.
Determining the goals of treatment and palliative care is an important first step, and health services should be integrated and people-centred. The primary goal is generally to cure cancer or to considerably prolong life. Improving the patient's quality of life is also an important goal. This can be achieved by supportive or palliative care and psycho-social support,” said Ms Mohini Daljeet Singh, Founder & CEO, Max India Foundation.
Others who also spoke during the conference were Ms. Ameera Shah, Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare, Shri U. Ramadas Kamath, Executive Vice President, Infosys Limited, Ms Subhalakshmi Nandi, Deputy Regional Director – Asia, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Padmashri (Dr) D.S. Rana, Chairman, ASSOCHAM Wellness Council and Ms Upasana Arora, Co-Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on Healthcare.
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