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Global Health Expert Discusses Importance Of 4th People’s Health Assembly On Efforts To Achieve Global Health Equity

BMJ Opinion: Fran Baum: Why the 4th People’s Health Assembly is an important event for global health equity
Fran Baum, Matthew Flinders distinguished professor of public health and foundation director of the Southgate Institute for Health, Society, and Equity at Flinders University, and member of the Global Steering Council of the People’s Health Movement, discusses the importance of and issues to be discussed at the 4th People’s Health Assembly (PHA4) being held in Bangladesh this week. Baum notes this year’s assembly will address “the importance of community-based comprehensive primary health care”; “growing global and national economic inequities which pose a threat to health and whether the trend can be reversed”; and “the role of gender in shaping population health” (11/13).