Re Women’s Health Week. 5-9 September, 2016 Statement on ‘Gender Inequalities in Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease’

 

National Council of Women of Victoria at its August 2016 affirmed its support for the need to build awareness among women and medical practitioners of gender inequalities in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

NCW Victoria congratulates the Heart Foundation Victoria  and the Jean Hailes Foundation for their work in the lead up to  June 2016 campaign Making the Invisible Visible to draw attention to the different symptoms of heart attack and stroke in women, and the fact that undiagnosed heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australian women.

National Council of Women of Australia (of which NCW Victoria is a member) has committed in 2016 to supporting the Australia Women’s Health Charter including the call for more research on gender differences in diagnosis of heart disease.

We would be interested to hear your views on this matter, in particular any comments you may have as to how we can help to develop more effective strategies in Victoria to reduce the current gender inequalities in diagnosis of heart disease. Please Contact YounNCWVic through our email youngncwvic@gmail.com.

 

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