Film from A Briefing: Health Needs of Women Seafarers

November 18, 2015

A report designed to identify key areas of concern for women seafarers was the centrepiece of a recent meeting held in London. The full report can be read here, and discusses the health and wellbeing of women working at sea. Findings were based on a survey filled out by 595 women seafarers from 54 countries. The Women Seafarers' Health and Welfare Survey was a joint initiative by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA), and the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS).

Speakers at the briefing included Dr.Olivia Swift, Jacqueline Smith, Dr. Ilona Denisenko and Nathalie Shaw. The briefing was presided over by Dr. Tim Carter.

The briefing can be seen in the video below or downloaded as a podcast here.

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