Achieving health equity: from root causes to fair outcomes

@article{Marmot2007AchievingHE,
  title={Achieving health equity: from root causes to fair outcomes},
  author={M. Marmot and on behalf of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370},
  pages={1153-1163}
}
Health is a universal human aspiration and a basic human need. The development of society, rich or poor, can be judged by the quality of its population's health, how fairly health is distributed across the social spectrum, and the degree of protection provided from disadvantage due to ill-health. Health equity is central to this premise and to the work of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Strengthening health equity--globally and within countries--means going beyond contemporary… CONTINUE READING
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