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How can imporive health equity in Africa?

By Meseret Desta Haileyesus(SMW,BSC,MPH) | 10 Jul, 2014

Health equity is an economic issue as well as a social justice issue. Significant inequities and disparities exist between different racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic classes, and geographical location; in key health indicators such as infant mortality rates, life expectancy, and rates of preventable disease; in key risk factors such as smoking rates, access to care, nutrition, and physical activity; and in social determinants of health such as poverty, education, inadequate housing, and unsafe working conditions. Health disparities that have their roots in social determinants of health are referred to as health inequities and are a reflection of the persistent inequities that exist in Africa society. Health and healthcare inequities result in lower quality of healthcare, worse health outcomes for minority racial/ethnic populations and people with low socioeconomic status, increased direct and indirect healthcare costs, decreased productivity, and an overall disparate use of corporate healthcare dollars. Is they any innovative way to improve this problem in Africa? let us share our idea and solution.

 

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