Posted by: blog4globalhealth | 07/13/2011

AS HEALTH GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR GROWS, CHAN CALLS FOR MORE COUNTRY LEADERSHIP, DONOR COOPERATION

Developing country leadership and donor cooperation are essential if health is to improve

In a recent article written by Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, the growing gap between health indicators of developing countries and developed countries were brought to the forefront. In sub-Saharan Africa, Chan says, women are four hundred times more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than they are in Japan.

“This is the starkest statistic in public health: the difference in mortality rates between rich and poor countries,” Chan writes.

Chan’s article that appeared in Global Health Magazine is not meant to paint a hopeless picture of health in developing countries, but instead emphasizes that these types of inequities, which are greater today than in the past, can be overcome.

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