Close the gap in health, international report urges

Silversides, Ann
October 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/7/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 8, p760
Academic Journal
The article discusses the gap on health equities in the world which was intended to close by the World Health Organization's Commission on Social Determinants of Health. It mentions that the key in closing the gap goal is by addressing the gender inequities that exists in the society. The goal aims at tax, trade and foreign aid policies, warning that globalization has beneficial but also disastrous impacts on health, and condemns the commercialization of education and health care. It also states that the failure of markets to supply goods and services emphasizes the need for strong public sector leadership. INSET: Political dogma a major barrier to action on social....


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