Violence against women is a global public health problem. Aside from being a violation of human rights, violence affects the health and wellbeing of women and girls resulting in severe social and economic costs. This occurs across all levels of society: the types of abuse ranges from physical and sexual…

The current coronavirus pandemic has exposed the world to scientific knowledge in a way that has not been done before. We all have theories, answers and even questions regarding the virus, the vaccine, infection rates, quarantine rules and so much more. But amongst it all, there has been a stark…

As a generation, we are privileged be able to quickly and easily seek information. The internet and more recently social media have become a popular tool for people to learn about health and for healthcare professionals to share their research with a larger non-scientific audience. People are increasingly turning to…

The year 2020 has been quite heavy on all of us. During a pandemic, many took to the streets to exercise their rights and raise their voices against police violence and brutality. We often speak about police brutality as a problem in the United States, but countless evidence has shown…

Race is not a biological category; racism creates biological consequences

The provision of healthcare has always been catered to white patients. Illness is measured using parameters suitable to white skin in comparison non-white skin; “Is the patient pale?” a question that is often used as a marker of illness excludes…

Education is a key social determinant of health. A rounded education equips individuals with the skills and abilities to directly influence their long term health outcomes. Those with higher levels of education are expected to live up to four years longer than those with low educational attainment. There are many…

Following on from our discussion last week on health inequalities, I think it’s logical to continue with an introduction to the social determinants of health. Social determinants of health is essentially a term to describe the conditions in which people are born, grow, live and age. Some people live in…

Health inequalities are avoidable health differences across populations and between different groups within societies. The causes of health inequalities are multifaceted and due to the effects of social and economic conditions that determine people’s risks of illness and preventatives and or curative actions they can take. …

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