Women’s Health Victoria welcomes the women’s health funding announcements made this week in the 2023-24 Victorian State Budget, noting there are a broad range of measures that will have a significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of women, girls and trans and gender diverse people across the state.
Dianne Hill, CEO of Women’s Health Victoria said, “This investment builds on work over the last three years and will significantly scale up efforts to build a comprehensive and integrated sexual and reproductive health system to meet the needs of all women across Victoria and deliver on the Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Plan 2022-2030”.
“While we welcome the emphasis on areas of women’s experiences of mental health and wellbeing, we want to see the government continue to invest in and embed gender across all the Royal Commission reforms, including prevention. Addressing gender inequality, keeping women well, and assisting them to stay connected and supported in their community is vital so that women experience less crisis and specialist care is available for those who need it,” said Ms Hill.
Women's Health Victoria (2023) Victorian State Budget 2023: Women's Health Victoria welcomes important commitments to sexual and reproductive health, with further investment needed in women's mental health. Women's Health Victoria Media Release (May 25).