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Enhancing Equity in Access to Health Care in the Asia-Pacific Region: Remediable Inequities

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Equity in access to health services is an issue in many countries in Asia-Pacific. There is a large disparity in access between the rich and the poor, and urban and rural areas. Marginalized groups, including migrants and ethnic minorities, are also underserved.

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Papers in Population Ageing No.3

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With the proportion of older persons now increasing rapidly, Indonesia is becoming increasingly aware of the need to address the socio-economic consequences of this demographic change. This publication analyzes the emerging situation of population ageing, and identifies its impact to poverty, economy, health care services and living standards. It also highlights the positive role played by older persons in the society, particularly during the Aceh tsunami and Jogjakarta earthquake.

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Reproductive Health Initiative for Youth in Asia (RHIYA) 2007

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Through the EU/UNFPA Reproductive Health Initiative for Youth in Asia (RHIYA), the European Commission and UNFPA have partnered with seven national governments and civil society organizations to respond to the significant challenge of addressing the rights of young people to education and sexual and reproductive health (SRH). RHIYA has pioneered unique approaches and deployed a range of innovative activities to create opportunities for young people to protect their SRH, so that they may meet their full potential.

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Papers in Population Ageing No.1

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This publication analyzes the situation of population ageing in the East and South-East Asia regions. It describes the current situation of population ageing in both regions and discusses the socio-economic implications of changing demographic trends in the next five decades. The report also discusses the role that UNFPA has played and reviews the policies that countries have undertaken to address the issue.

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