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Freedom to lead a life we have reason to value? A spotlight on health inequity in the Asia Pacific region

Chiang, Tung-liang; Hashimoto, Hideki; Jayasinghe, Saroj; Loring, Belinda; Matheson, Don; Nguyen, Huong Thanh; Rao, Mala; Friel, Sharon


The Asia Pacific region is home to more than 60% of the world’s population. Life expectancy at birth differs between countries by as much as 27 years. This article suggests that asymmetric economic growth, unplanned urbanization, marked environmental change, unequal improvements in daily living conditions, and the unequal distribution and access to quality health care have contributed to health inequities in the Asia Pacific region. Contextually specific evidence and action are needed. This...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 23.2 (2011): 246– 263
DOI: 10.1177/1010539511402053


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