Policy approaches to address the social and environmental determinants of health inequity in Asia-Pacific

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dc.contributor.author Friel, S en
dc.contributor.author Loring, B en
dc.contributor.author Aungkasuvapala, N en
dc.contributor.author Baum, F en
dc.contributor.author Blaiklock, A en
dc.contributor.author Chiang, TL en
dc.contributor.author Cho, Y en
dc.contributor.author Dakulala, P en
dc.contributor.author Guo, Y en
dc.contributor.author Hashimoto, H en
dc.contributor.author Horton, K en
dc.contributor.author Jayasinghe, S en
dc.contributor.author Matheson, D en
dc.contributor.author Nguyen, HT en
dc.contributor.author Otto, C en
dc.contributor.author Rao, M en
dc.contributor.author Reid, Mary-Jane en
dc.contributor.author Surjadi, C en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-08T00:18:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.citation Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 24(6):896-914 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 1010-5395 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33341 en
dc.description.abstract Asia Pacific is home to over 60% of the world's population and the fastest growing economies. Many of the leadership in the Asia Pacific region is becoming increasingly aware that improving the conditions for health would go a long way to sustaining economic prosperity in the region, as well as improving global and local health equity. There is no biological reason why males born in Cambodia can expect to live 23 years less than males born in Japan, or why females born in Tuvalu live 23 years shorter than females in New Zealand or why non-Indigenous Australian males live 12 years longer than Indigenous men. The nature and drivers of health inequities vary greatly among different social, cultural and geo-political contexts and effective solutions must take this into account. This paper utilizes the CSDH global recommendations as a basis for looking at the actions that are taking place to address the structural drivers and conditions of daily living that affect health inequities in the Asia Pacific context. While there are signs of action and hope, substantial challenges remain for health equity in Asia Pacific. The gains that have been made to date are not equally distributed and may be unsustainable as the world encounters new economic, social and environmental challenges. Tackling health inequities is a political imperative that requires leadership, political courage, social action, a sound evidence base and progressive public policy. en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health en
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dc.title Policy approaches to address the social and environmental determinants of health inequity in Asia-Pacific en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1010539512460569 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 896 en
pubs.volume 24 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: SAGE Publications en
dc.identifier.pmid 23070757 en
pubs.end-page 914 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.elements-id 371108 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Te Kupenga Hauora Maori en
dc.identifier.eissn 1941-2479 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-06-08 en
pubs.dimensions-id 23070757 en

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