Global health and health inequalities

Health inequalities and social determinants

Despite the continuous increase in the average level of health observed in recent decades, important differences in terms of life expectancy, disease and disability are present both within and between countries.

These differences, if not justified from a biological point of view, can be defined as unfair because they are avoidable and attributable to the determinants capable of affecting health.

The fight against health inequalities therefore requires a holistic and intersectoral approach that involves collaboration and integration between different sectors of health and non-health policies, in line with the 2030 Agenda's sustainable development goals.