Widening disparities in health and human rights at a global level represent the dark side of progress associated with escalation of economic and military exploitation and exponential population growth in the 20th century.
Even the most basic universal human rights cannot be achieved for all under these circumstances.
The goal of improved population health will be similarly elusive while medical care is commodified and exploited for commercial gain in the marketplace.
Recognition of the powerful forces that polarize out world and commitment to reversing them are essential for the achievement of human rights for all, for the improvement of public health, and for the peaceful progress required to protect the « rational self-interest » of the most privileged people on earth against the escalation of war, disease, and other destructive forces arising From widespread poverty and ecological degradation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Inégalité, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Ethique, Politique sanitaire, OMS, Promotion santé, Article synthèse, Etude comparative, Homme, Pays industrialisé, Pays en développement, International, Population mondiale, Droits fondamentaux
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Inequality, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Ethics, Health policy, WHO, Health promotion, Review, Comparative study, Human, Industrialized country, Developing countries, International, World population
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0148910
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 21/07/1998.