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February 13, 2002

Health InequitiesChallenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2002;287(6):779-780. doi:10.1001/jama.287.6.779

This comprehensive book on equity in health, Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action, comes at the right time and is an important addition to the literature. It was produced by the Global Health Equity Initiative (GHEI), which is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and by the Swedish International Development Agency.

Resulting from the collaboration of more than 100 researchers from 15 countries, the book covers an impressive array of issues in concepts, applications, and research on equity. The chapters have been arranged around four main themes: establishing values; analysis of the health divide; causes of inequities; and equitable health systems. The book ends with a chapter on policy analysis for the reduction of inequities in the future. A foreword by the prime minister of Bangladesh, contributions by a Nobel Prize winner and from North-South partnerships in research studies, and authors from the spectrum of developing and developed countries make this book unique.

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