On Decomposing the Causes of Health Sector Inequalities with an Application to Malnutrition Inequalities in Vietnam

  title={On Decomposing the Causes of Health Sector Inequalities with an Application to Malnutrition Inequalities in Vietnam},
  author={Adam Wagstaff and Naoke Watanabe and Eddy van Doorslaer},
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Our healthier nation
Under the Minister for Public Health, government bodies in all sectors are to be driven towards policies that help improve health, where each will agree to play its part in improving the country's health while reducing health inequalities.