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Mothers are the key to reducing future inequalities in health

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7166.1099 (Published 24 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1099
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The government should focus on improving the health of present and future mothers to reduce future inequalities in health, according to the forthcoming independent inquiry on inequalities in health, which is expected to be published in November.

    Sir Donald Acheson, who was commissioned to chair the inquiry just over a year ago as part of the government's new health strategy, Our Healthier Nation, gave the first public account of the inquiry in his Harveian oration to the Royal College of Physicians last week. He said: “There is evidence that inequalities which we …

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