The conditions in which people are born, live,
grow and age are important and impact greatly on their health. However, equity
is not about sameness but each and every individual deserving the same
opportunity concerning health, education, housing, working and living
conditions.-Health inequities are found worldwide at different levels and stem
from various factors. Africans are experiencing health inequity related to the
social, economic, cultural and political environment in which they live. Immediate
actions, coupled with a good political will substantially reduce the existing
gaps and ensure that we achieve health equity in a nearer future.
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