Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Achieving Equity in Global Health

Achieving Equity in Global Health VIEWPOINT So Near and Yet So Far years ago, yet the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, FRCPCH, PhD United Nations estimates that more than 1 billion people K. Srinath Reddy, MD, DM (Card) went hungry every day in 2011. These sobering statistics reflect the contribution of issues of poverty and maldistri- EW ISSUES HAVE GENERATED AS MUCH PASSION AND bution of resources to a situation compounded by eco- imagination over the last few decades as the chal- nomic and food price shocks. lenge of global health. From major studies on the Nowhere is this inequity in global health and nutrition Fglobal burden of disease to the recognition of the as stark as in the state of maternal and child health. Barros global epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus, AIDS, and colleagues recently reanalyzed data for 12 maternal, and tuberculosis, health has been center stage of the global newborn, and child health interventions from national sur- development debate. Issues, which once remained within veys performed in 54 of the 75 Countdown countries, ac- the purview of health advocacy and policy circles, found their counting for more than 95% of all maternal, newborn, and way into the center http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Achieving Equity in Global Health

JAMA , Volume 307 (19) – May 16, 2012

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/achieving-equity-in-global-health-8OUsyMnZcD
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2012.4659
pmid
22665100
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

VIEWPOINT So Near and Yet So Far years ago, yet the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, FRCPCH, PhD United Nations estimates that more than 1 billion people K. Srinath Reddy, MD, DM (Card) went hungry every day in 2011. These sobering statistics reflect the contribution of issues of poverty and maldistri- EW ISSUES HAVE GENERATED AS MUCH PASSION AND bution of resources to a situation compounded by eco- imagination over the last few decades as the chal- nomic and food price shocks. lenge of global health. From major studies on the Nowhere is this inequity in global health and nutrition Fglobal burden of disease to the recognition of the as stark as in the state of maternal and child health. Barros global epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus, AIDS, and colleagues recently reanalyzed data for 12 maternal, and tuberculosis, health has been center stage of the global newborn, and child health interventions from national sur- development debate. Issues, which once remained within veys performed in 54 of the 75 Countdown countries, ac- the purview of health advocacy and policy circles, found their counting for more than 95% of all maternal, newborn, and way into the center

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 16, 2012

References