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The health gap: the challenge of an unequal world

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Reducing health inequalities is a battle for social justice. Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity, will be discussing this key issue and proposing the strategies that we need to develop to confront the social gradient in health. He will demonstrate how national policies can make a huge difference and that action in cities, towns and local areas is significant. Later he will put forward the next steps and how we must address the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Tackling the health gap will take action, based on sound evidence, across the whole of society.

Sir Michael Marmot is the Director of the Institute of Health Equity, former President of the World Medical Association, and currently holds the Harvard Lown Professorship. Throughout his career he has been awarded honorary doctorates from 17 universities and, the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health 2015. He has also conducted the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities 2010 and the European Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide, for WHO Euro in 2014. He is also President of the British Lung Foundation and was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in the year 2000, for services to epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities.

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