Sustainable Health Equity Movement
The disparity in power, wealth, and resources within and between nations, environmental degradation, and political conflicts are fundamental causes of inequality and the origin of health disparities across different social gradients. To enable all individuals and future generations to achieve optimal health and live dignified lives, it is imperative to address these issues globally, nationally, and locally. This involves taking comprehensive action on both overarching factors (such as social determinants of health) and everyday life circumstances. These efforts should be underpinned by good governance structures rooted in human rights principles. The Sustainable Health Equity Movement (SHEM) strives to advance sustainable health equity as a moral foundation that shapes economic, social, and environmental policies at both national and international levels. The WFPHA is honored to be one of the founding organizations of the SHEM and to defend this essential cause.