AT LY COMPANY WE SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH DAY
At Ly Company support the “International Women’s Health Day” celebrated on 28 May, with the aim of denouncing and tackling various diseases and aliments suffered by women all over the world.
Many of which end with a sad end, such as maternal mortality, among others.
IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ HEALTH IN THE WORLD
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, it is a vehicle for building a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
It is also one of the Sustainable Development Goals promoted by the UN.
Significant progress towards gender equality has been made in recent decades, resulting in more girls in school and more women in parliaments and leadership positions.
Such advances break down the barriers of traditional inequalities in many areas of women’s lives to build a more just and resilient world.
THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
Before the pandemic, great strides were made in improving the health of millions of people.
In particular, these gains were achieved in reducing some of the most common causes of death associated with infant and maternal mortality and in increasing life expectancy in underdeveloped countries.
In achieving reductions in both East Asia, North Africa and South Asia, maternal mortality by about two-thirds.
Also, more and more women in developing regions are receiving antenatal care.
Increasing the rate from 65 per cent in 1990 to 83 per cent in 2021, according to the World Health Organisation.
The problem is that the effects of COVID-19 could reverse or slow down these gains.
Therefore, more efforts are needed to eradicate this problem and specific measures in terms of sanitation and hygiene as well as efficient management of health systems are needed to make progress in helping to save lives.
Ly Company, in its commitment to the environment and in collaboration with the United Nations through Cifal Malaga, promotes the Sustainable Development Goals and shows special empathy for goal 3.
Which aims to guarantee healthy living and promote well-being for all ages.
This goal aims to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030.
As well as ending preventable newborn and under-five deaths, with all countries aiming to reduce mortality to at least 12 per 1,000 live births, and under-five mortality to at least 25 per 1,000 live births.
In addition, Ly Company together with Pozos Sin Fronteras, through water, we cooperate in the implementation of sustainable partnerships that enable communities to build a future.
Moreover, Pozos sin fronteras attaches particular importance to the need for people to know how to grow as a society based on the sustainable and reasonable use of water.
Through the construction of wells, communities suffering from the scarcity and remoteness of water resources are brought closer to the possibility of making significant progress in the implementation of sustainable models of societies in their homelands.
In this way we have already managed to complete different projects such as:
- Implementation of irrigation systems and development of women’s agricultural cooperatives to ensure food sovereignty in rural communities in Houet.
- Improving the health conditions of the population of Sakoula, Houet, Tchambá, Bilbalogo by guaranteeing access to and management of drinking water and basic sanitation infrastructures.
- Construction of improved sources of drinking water and basic sanitation, strengthening community capacities as a guarantee of improved living conditions for the population of Bago.
WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED
These projects have already changed the lives of more than 145,000 people with an investment of 1,862,858 euros in these regions.
In this way, we aim to continue to support the collaborative efforts of both the United Nations and Wells Without Borders to continue to maximise our achievements.