A report released during the week of Father’s Day finds that public policy and research often ignore men’s role in caregiving, and that paid parental leave is key to increasing gender equality worldwide.
I had heard that South Africans were warm and friendly, but imagine being hugged by 15 grannies! In South Africa, strong interventions are needed to reach out to children who are not currently accessing HIV treatment services. Since HIV is clustered in families, grannies who reach out to grannies may help children get the care they need.
To meet women’s needs, health care reform must result in affordable coverage – it must include income based subsidies for health care premiums; elimination of caps on services and prescriptions; and a strengthened Medicaid program.