Women’s Health Week

This week, 4-10 September, is the 11th year of the Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week. The nationwide campaign is centred on improving women’s health, and enabling women, girls and gender-diverse people to make healthier choices.

Monash University and Monash Health have been at the forefront of women’s health across the lifespan. From fertility to obstetrics and gynaecology , to healthy ageing, women’s cancers and mental health, Monash has been partnering with Hudson Institute, and teams at Alfred Health, to tackle conditions that impact women, to improve health outcomes.

The Monash Women’s Health Alliance harnesses and leverages the leadership, data sets, registries, biobanks, clinical trials footprint and the 20+ specialist research groups, to lead a step change in prevention and public health, and clinical practice, for women and girls.

“For too long, the health needs of women have been secondary in health systems, research and education. The Monash Women’s Health Alliance has put the needs of women and girls front and centre in their world leading work. Our battle is now to ensure that women get their health information from these experts. Our battleground is on the digital platforms where so much misinformation takes hold.” says Professor the Hon. Jill Hennessy, Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, Monash University.

“Women’s health is inextricably linked to the circumstances in which they live. Strong well implemented policies against gender-based violence, for equitable pay and inclusion are good for women’s health.” says Professor Jane Fisher, Professor of Global Health, Director of Global and Women’s Health and Head, Co-Director Planetary Health Division, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Monash University.