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How can we reduce the global health gap
All people, regardless of the environments in which they are born, raised, live, work and age, have the same right to health.
However, poor people in all countries of the world are far more likely to live in poorer health and die earlier than the wealthy. Such inequalities in health begin to emerge during early childhood and despite massive improvements in our ability to prevent and treat ill-health, they continue to grow.
Inequality kills everywhere. This is why CHAIN at NTNU is conducting the first global effort to monitor the extent of health inequalities in the world and to identify the policies, institutional conditions and interventions with the greatest impact for reducing them.
In his presentation, the leader of CHAIN will talk more about how NTNU and the Global Burden of Disease Study have joined forces together with UNICEF and the World Health Organization to quantify the impact of schools and education on health globally.