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Expert Group Meeting
Women and Health

the Gender Perspective into the Health Sector

Tunis (Tunisia)
28 September to 2 October 1998


Dr. Aruna Dewan

Medical toxicologist; Deputy Director, National Institute of Occupational Health; 21 years of experience in occupational health; member, IPCS/INTOX Poison Centre working group; started first poison information centre in Western India ; Head, Poison Information Centre, NIOH, Ahmedabad; carried out experimental studies on metals, pesticides and methyl isocynante (Bhopal gas); occupational health problems of women in the unorganized sector is one research priority of the National Institute of Occupational Health; has undertaken a number of programmes jointly with SEWA (Self Employed Women's Association), one of the largest women's organizations in India.

Paper:  Occupational and environmental health of women

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Division for the Advancement of Women
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