Global Inequalities in Health


Global or International Inequalities in Health

The probability of premature death (death before 65) in sub-Saharan Africa is 4x that of Western European countries.

Life expectancy has actually gone DOWN in Africa with adults more likely to die earlier than they would in 1990.

Half a million women die each year of a consequence of childbirth, 99% of these in the 3rd world.

IMR – 479 per 100,000 births ion developing countries

27 in developed countries

Poverty and Mortality

The extremes of poverty

· 30,000 children die everyday of preventable diseases caused by




A great summary of the issues of inequalities with regards to health with some great statistics included.