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The concept of global health has moved on from focusing on the problems of the developing world to encompass health problems with global impact. Whether health professionals work internationally or work with people from different countries and cultures in their own country, global health issues impact daily on local healthcare delivery and professional practice. Written by an expert author team, this illuminating guide for healthcare students and practitioners introduces the major themes, challenges and debates relevant to global health that will equip the reader with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in this multi-faceted area of practice.

Health Inequalities
Health Inequalities
Philippa K. BirdKate E. Pickett
Chapter overview

After reading this chapter you will be able to:

  • describe the types and scale of global health inequalities
  • explain the key causes of health inequalities
  • identify implications of the above for practice.

This chapter provides an introduction to socio-economic inequalities in health, both between and within countries, their causes and the implications for policy and practice. Examples are drawn from around the ...

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