What does equity in health mean?

  title={What does equity in health mean?},
  author={Gavin H Mooney},
  journal={World health statistics quarterly. Rapport trimestriel de statistiques sanitaires mondiales},
  volume={40 4},
  • Gavin H Mooney
  • Published 1987 in
    World health statistics quarterly. Rapport…
The author posits some ethical concerns and theories of distribution in order to gain some insight into the meaning of equity in health, as referred to in WHO documents. It is pointed out that the lack of clarity in the WHO positions is evidenced by examining 1) the European strategy document, which focuses on giving equal health to all and equity access to health care, and 2) the Global Strategy for Health, which talks about reducing inequality and health as a human right. The question raised… CONTINUE READING