WHO launches new manual to strengthen health systems to better respond to women survivors of violence
The manual is based on the WHO clinical and policy guidelines for “Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women” (2013). It provides ‘how to’ guidance to health managers and policy-makers for planning, managing and monitoring services to meet the psychological and physical health needs of women and girls, and for ensuring that ongoing safety, support and mental health needs are addressed.
While care for women subjected to violence needs to be available to women at every level of health-care delivery, WHO recommends that care be integrated in primary health care. Health services also provide an important opportunity to connect women to other supporting social and legal services.
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