Inequity in Health Persists: Should Switzerland Be Concerned?

MMS Symposium 6 November 2019; 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Inequity in Health Persists: Should Switzerland Be Concerned? MMS Inequity is one of the strongest drivers of poor health within a population. Health equity resonates with the SDGs’ overarching principle of leaving no one behind and the implicit moral imperative of achieving social justice. Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status of different population groups related to, for example, poverty, disability, race, class and gender. These inequities have significant social and economic costs both to individuals and to population groups as a whole and are judged to be avoidable, unfair and unjust. The 2019 MMS Symposium is focusing on the following elements: - Understanding: What are the underlying root causes to health inequity? Who is affected? What is the current state of evidence? - Learning: What can public health programmes do to improve health equity? - Debating: How can Switzerland play a significant role in addressing health inequities? Further information and registration: cweiss@medicusmundi.ch (Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash)

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