Unequal wellness

Life expectancy is to a large extent dependent upon the sum of the conditions in the society you live: some conditions make your life much shorter. You may live to be near a 100, or you may not pass 50!

WHO has looked into the matter and published a report: Social Determinants of Health. A firm conclusion can not be drawn, as many factors contribute:

Capacity and quality of health systems, income of individuals and nations, child care, education, transparency, job insecurity, universal access of vaccines for children, education of girls, information about nutrition, running water for sanitation, personal choices in food/drink/tobacco.

This is far too complex to fix in a jiff: let the improvement work start!


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