To Meet the Unmet: Preparing for health equity Challenges in WHO South-East Asia Region, 2024

Health inequities are unjust and avoidable systematic differences in the health status and access to health resources of different population groups. Health inequity manifests itself at all levels as differences across countries, within countries, between communities, and within population groups. Health inequities arise from social determinants of health, or social and environmental conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age; they do not occur randomly or by chance, and are largely beyond an individual’s control.