APEC Health Women Healthy Economies

The Asia-Pacific region lags behind other global regions with respect to women’s health and economic participation. Sustainable economic growth cannot be achieved if women, who consist half of the workforce, are unable to fully participate in the economy due to health implications. Startling gender differentials and inequities in health exist which disadvantage women. 

To combat this trend the US Department of Labor, collaborating closely with the Departments of Health and Labor and the Commission on Women in the Philippines and other APEC economies, set up the Healthy Women Healthy Economies (HWHE) project in 2015 to develop a toolkit to improve economic female economic participation through better health.

Find out more about the project and the Toolkit here

Find out more about APRU’s engagement and support for the project here