On the occasion of the 2nd National Women’s Health Day, open doors in 157 hospitals from April 18 to 24
Initiative sponsored by Onda, National Observatory on Women’s Health, with sponsorship from 22 scientific societies. 1.000 services including free examinations, instrumental examinations, consultations and information events in Italian “women-friendly” hospitals to bring them closer to prevention services and treatment of major women’s diseases. Boom of visits on the www site.stampsrose.it where there is a list of services offered by participating hospitals and how to book them
Onda, on the occasion of the second National Women’s Health Day celebrated on April 22, is organizing the second edition of (H)Open Week with the aim of promoting information and services for the prevention and treatment of major women’s diseases. During the week of April 18-24 across 157 hospitals with Pink Stamps that have joined the initiative, more than 1.000 services including examinations, consultations, instrumental examinations, information events and many other activities within 13 specialist areas: diabetology, dietetics and nutrition, endocrinology, gynecology and obstetrics, cardiovascular diseases and disorders, metabolic bone diseases, reproductive medicine, neurology, oncology, psychiatry, rheumatology, senology, support for women victims of violence.
The initiative, which has been sponsored by 22 scientific societies* and the collaboration of Federfarma, is also made possible by the unconditional contribution of Magistral Cosmetics and Grunenthal.
The services offered can be viewed at www.stampsrosa.it with information on dates, times and how to book. You can select the Region and Province of interest to view the list of hospitals that have joined and see the type of service offered. The site was visited by more than 400.000 people in the last week, and many hospitals have sold out in bookings.
“This second edition of (H)Open Week was also joined by many hospitals with Pink Stamps.”, explains Francesca Merzagora, President of Onda, “as a testament to their ongoing commitment to the promotion of gender medicine and the personalization of care in order to ensure diagnostic and therapeutic appropriateness.157 hospitals distributed all over Italy (Lombardy, Lazio and Veneto the most represented regions, but also Campania, Sicily and Puglia) make their clinicians available with a great organizational effort to bring the population closer to the main women’s diseases by informing them about the most appropriate paths of diagnosis and treatment. The Pink Stamps circuit, a concrete example of gender-oriented medicine, has reached its first 10-year anniversary and will be renewed at the end of 2017. Also, a new bollinirosa website.it offers the possibility to more easily consult the services offered by the network’s member facilities and related initiatives. Major women”s diseases will be addressed in September at Onda”s first Scientific Congress highlighting their interrelationship;
“Too often we women give up on treatment.”, testifies to theOn. Beatrice Lorenzin, Minister of Health. “Our daily routine, punctuated by work and the care of children and family, caring for aging parents and relatives, is considered by many studies to be a source of physical and psychological attrition, so much so that if women live longer, they spend the last years of their lives in worse health than men.
I think that is why it is essential not only to take care of women’s health as a value in itself and as a social value, which affects everyone, but to take concrete action. With the ‘(H)Open Week’ initiative, women will be made aware of their own health care. In addition, on April 22, the 2nd National Women’s Health Day will be held, which is a time for scientists and experts, associations, and citizens to discuss the main diseases that affect the female gender, possible treatments, and necessary prevention activities to be carried out.
Our health is the health of families and society, and the 2nd National Women’s Health Day is a good time to remind us and remember that.”.
“Pharmacies are enthusiastically participating in this second edition of (H)Open Week“, states Annarosa Racca, President of Federfarma. “We share the need to promote gender medicine and the personalization of care to improve the appropriateness of treatment. For this reason, the 18.000 Italian pharmacies are collaborating with Onda’s initiative by informing women – who are the biggest frequenters of the pharmacy as they care for the well-being of the whole family – about the possibility of booking free checkups and exams in the many hospitals that have joined the Bollini Rosa campaign.
A poster will be displayed in pharmacies to inform about this opportunity and facilitate women’s participation in visits for the prevention and treatment of major female diseases”.
For more information, visit www.bollinirosa.en or send an e-mail to [email protected].
* Association of Bulimia Anorexia (ABA), Italian Association of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition (ADI), Association of Italian University Gynecologists (AGUI), Italian Celiac Association (AIC), Association of Diabetologists (AMD), Association of Italian Hospital Obstetricians (AOGOI), Regional Associations of Ambulatory Cardiologists (ARCA), Senonetwork Italia Onlus Association, Italian Society of Diabetology (SID), Italian College of Fetal Maternal Medicine (SIDIP), Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE), Italian Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (SIEC), Italian Society of Fertility and Reproductive Medicine (SIFES and MR), Italian Society of Gynecology Third Age (SIGITE), Italian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SIGO), Italian Society of Hypertension (SIIA), Italian Society of Emergency and Urgent Medicine (SIMEU), Italian Society of Neurology (SIN), SIN Member Autonomous Association for Dementia (SIN-DEM), Italian Society of Human Nutrition (SINU), Italian Society of Psychiatry (SIP), Italian Society of Rheumatology (SIR).