This theme focuses on gender, socio-economic, and geographical inequities in sexual and reproductive health status as well as in the health care system. Attention will be given to addressing challenges encountered in providing and accessing the highest levels of sexual and reproductive health care for all. A key question to be addressed is how best to negotiate the tension health as a public good and an entitlement to every citizen, and health as a commercial product implied by the increasing privatisation of services.
- Theoretical and conceptual frameworks in advancing universal and equitable sexual and reproductive health care
- Epidemiological inequities as are flection of socio-economic, gender and other forms of inequity in Asia and the Pacific
- Health inequities in health care and inthe provision of sexual and reproductive health care services, and efforts toaddress them
- Good practices and lessons learned in reducing inequities in sexual and reproductive health and health care through, among other means, pro-poor policies, health care financing and public-private partnerships,
- Promoting access to sexual and reproductive health services for all, with special attention to governance, financing and resourcing and efforts to realise universal health coverage.
- Optimising human resources for universal access to sexual and reproductive health