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Health inequalities and social justice
by Sridhar Venkatapuram
About this EXP
Sridhar Venkatapuram, Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Philosophy at King’s College London, discusses ethical implications of health inequalities.
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Key point 1
Health outcomes mirror other social inequalities. In any society, the poorest and least powerful are also likely to be the least healthy.
Key point 2
Many people who suffer from obesity simply don’t have access to nutritious, affordable food in their neighbourhoods.
Key point 3
Freed of the vested interests of lobbying groups, political philosophers can start a conversation about the role of health in a good society.
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