The European Institute of Women’s Health research reports and communication materials highlight that the incidence and prevalence of some diseases are higher in women than men, while others affect men and women differently. Gender is an important variable in understanding health and health behaviour.  more information and awareness on certain diseases pertinent to women was needed to

Promote health throughout the lifespan of women, men and children.

Ensure quality and equity in health policy, research treatment and care.

Draw policy makers attention to the obstacles that minority and socio-economic disadvantaged groups face in obtaining a desirable health status.

Promote individuals to play an active part in being fully engaged in their own health.

Campaign for gender specific bio-medical and socio-economic research that addresses sex (biological and physiological) and gender-based differences to ensure access to quality treatment and care for women across their life span.