Make Health Fair
Everyone has a right to good health, but major inequalities exist across the world. Did you know 99% of mothers who die in pregnancy and childbirth are from developing countries?
And it's not just between countries that inequality exists but within them too. In the US, for example, African Americans make up 12% of the population but represent almost 50% of all new HIV infections.
Reasons for health inequality include differences in lifestyle, education, income, housing, ethnicity and of course accessibility to healthcare. Understanding all these factors and addressing them through policy changes requires a wide range of skills and expertise.
Feeling inspired? Click on the staff and alumni profiles below to learn more about their work and how you can get involved. Have your say on Twitter - #MakeHealthFair
Making Health Fair
- Adam Bourne - Improving healthcare for gay men
- Helen Skirrow - Improving the link between primary and secondary care
- James Hargreaves - How social and economic factors lead to health inequality
- Karen Devries - Exploring domestic and sexual violence
- Karen Polson - Advising on vector control in the Caribbean region
- Karl Blanchet - Allocating health resources fairly
- Katie Greenland - Preventing deaths by encouraging good hygiene
- Melanie Morris - Reducing the Impact of Breast Cancer
- Rima Nakkash - Investigating policies for tobacco control
- Sridhar Venkatapuram - Exploring philosophy and ethics
- Toby Leslie - Controlling disease in fragile states
Make Health Fair video concept: Karl Blanchet