Health for some is not good enough.
An equitable opportunity to be as healthy as possible is necessary for all.
Achieving equity in global health requires a collective approach that reaches across sectors, communities and countries, with health and social justice at its core.
- Ensuring all people have access to quality health services, when and where they need it, without suffering financial hardship, must be the overarching objective that drives global health assistance.
- In order to achieve health equity, we must break down the obstacles — such as poverty, discrimination, and stigma — that continue to adversely affect those who are marginalized and unable to access care.
- As funding and policy decisions are made, key affected populations must play a leading role in developing the solutions that will work best in their unique community contexts. We must shift the balance of power so that global health planning, programing, and resourcing decisions are community-led.
For more on this topic, read:
- A one-page overview of the topic
- Our recent report, The Health Impacts of COVID-19 on Those Most Left Behind