The European Institute of Women's Health is a non-governmental organisation working to make the health and well being of women a priority for the European Commission and Member States of the European Union.
The Insitute is a registered charity.
The EIWH is working to achieve its objective by:
- Undertaking research at a European level on women's health issues and disseminating results as widely as possible.
- Promoting gender equity in treatment and care.
- Making information available to politicians, policy makers, medical/health professionals, NGO's, organisations and individuals with an interest in women's and family health.
- Presenting specific recommendations to Members of the European Parliament on women's health issues.
- Raising women's awareness of their own health and of their role in education about healthy lifestyles, by providing information on the prevention of disease, risk factors, early detection and early treatment.
- Encouraging women to become more involved in deciding policies that affect their benefits.
- Promoting the teaching of gender health issues in medical and health curricula.
- Highlighting the need to increase the number of women leadership positions in the health professions to include scientists and researchers.
- Liasing at international, European and national level with professional voluntary, government and non-governmental bodies, with similar interests to the EIWH.
European Institute of Women’s Health
33 Pearse Street