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Women Speak Out! A Report of the Pacific Women's Conference. October 27 – November 2

On Women's Health

On Women's Health

Resolution 1: It is understood that very little research has been done in the Pacific region on Women's Health. Thus, this conference should push for more research and this should be by Pacific health teams, because of their understanding of their own people mentally, psychologically and medically.

Resolution 2: This conference should press for a definite guide for Pacific countries on under-nutrition and protein and energy malnutrition. Results will have to be classified as items and reported in the country's medical reports available to the public. Women's groups should ensure these are read and absorbed by their politicians.

Resolution 3: South Pacific women can be encouraged to more breast-feeding. In the education syllabus, and with the adult education, encouragement can be placed on the advantages of breastfeeding.

Resolution 4: Family Planning publicity is needed at all levels of rural and urban life and more audio-visual aids should be used, depicting actual Pacific scenes and people, and that Family Planning welfare and education should be introduced in all educational institutions.

Resolution 5: This Women's Conference requests the World Health Organisation through regional governments to send a health team to research the radioactive fallout and its consequences on the health of Pacific peoples, islands and especially on present and unborn children and that this information be made available to the Pacific people.