SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!
Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
ENGLEMED
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BOOKS AND GIFTS THIS WAY!
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
SEARCH THIS SITE
Google

WWW Englemed
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
FreeDigitalPhotos
www.freedigitalphotos.net
FreeWebPhotos
www.freewebphoto.com
FROM OUR NEWS FEEDS
Metformin could be a treatment for women with pre-eclampsia
Thurs September 23rd - Metformin shows promise as a treatment for preterm pre-eclampsia, a study reveals today. More
AI identifies possible drug combination for brain cancer
Thurs September 23rd - Artificial intelligence-enhanced tools have been used to identify a new combination of drugs that could treat a rare and incurable childhood brain cancer. More
RECENT COMMENTS
On 09/10/2020 William Haworth wrote:
How long is recovery time after proceedure... on Ablation cuts atrial fibrillat...
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...
On 23/10/2017 Cristina Pereira wrote:
https://epidemicj17.imascientist.org.uk/2017/06/21... on HIV breakthrough - MRC...
On 12/09/2017 Aparna srikantam wrote:
Brilliant finding! indeed a break through in under... on Leprosy research breakthrough...
On 01/07/2017 Annetta wrote:
I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 12 years.... on Seaweed plan for antimicrobial...
OUR CLIENTS
THIS WEEK'S STORIES
ENGLEMED HEALTH NEWS

Global focus on health inequalities

Thursday October 20th, 2011

Improving the health of the most disadvantaged need not be at the expense of overall improvements, a major European study has concluded.

The findings from the World Health Organisation's European region, were being unveiled at a major conference in Brazil.

WHO has called the conference in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the social determinants of health.

The European work has been led by Professor Michael Marmot of University College London, UK, who reported some of his findings in The Lancet yesterday.

His interim report says: "In all regions, the global financial crisis has added urgency to consideration of dramatic financial inequities, within and between countries, which preceded it.

"As standards of living decrease in many countries, and government revenues are tightened, we would argue that it is even more urgent that the distributional effects of all policies are taken into account in policy decision making."

WHO director general Dr Margaret Chan said: "The differences, within and between countries, in income levels, in opportunities, in health status, and in access to care are greater today than at any time in recent history.

"A world that is greatly out of balance in matters of health is neither stable nor secure."

WHO says that since 2008 progress has been made in some countries. For example, Brazil has set up its own commission on health inequalities, Costa Rica's government has committed to improving health inequity, and Australia has collaborated with the WHO Pacific region on its own plans.

India has also made substantial progress, with initiatives such as the rural employment guarantee scheme and wider rights to education.

Professor Marmot reports: "Social cohesion, an educated population, good employment and working conditions, and policies that foster processes of social inclusion is good for health and good for society as a whole.

"The Rio summit offers the opportunity to ensure that failure to implement a widely supported agenda does not happen again."

Building of the global movement for health equity: from Santiago to Rio and beyond. Marmot, M. et al. The Lancet October 19 2011.

Tags: Europe | General Health | World Health

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page

CATEGORIES