October 18

Analysis: Businesses Can Play a Key Role in Advancing Health Equity Worldwide

By Ty Greene, Shyam Bishen

The right to the highest attainable standard of health is enshrined in the UN’s 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the WHO Constitution. And yet, not everyone enjoys equal access to the goods, services, systems and environments that contribute to good health.

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the challenge health inequity poses to global health. Disparities around race, class, gender and age caused immense inequality. Despite growing recognition and attention, health inequities — the systemic differences in health outcomes between different populations — persist.

Photo courtesy of Health Policy Plus.

Source: World Economic Forum (link opens in a new window)

Health Care
business development, gender equality