Health Equity: A Challenge and Achievable Goal for Africa

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.04.02.Art007

Authors : Lamboly Kumboneki


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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