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Monday, February 11, 2013

Make Health Fair: learn from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

On 23 January 2013 the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine posted:
"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!"
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