WHO stimulates a commitment to tackling inequalities in health

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1472 (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1472
  1. Margaret Whitehead
  1. Independent health policy analyst Ash Magna, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4DR

    EDITOR,—In her article on the World Health Organisation in Europe Fiona Godlee fails to appreciate just how large a contribution the European office has made to one of the key issues in health policy today: social inequalities in health.1 Before the 1980s it was easy for European countries to be complacent about their “fully fledged health infrastructure and high overall levels of health.”1

    But it is no longer possible for countries to ignore uncomfortable facts about the existence of inequalities …

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