GLOBAL HEALTH EQUITY
Justice Sector Partnerships to Promote Global Health
Much of the global burden of disease and injury is caused by factors tied to inequity. Discrimination blocks the delivery of health services to those in greatest need, unlawful practices allow counterfeit and substandard drugs to flood markets with impunity, and the violation of municipal regulations allows injury and disease linked to environmental causes. These additions to the global burden of disease are knowable and measureable, as are the impact of targeted interventions to address them. For more than ten years, EWMI has taken rights-based approach to its support of local organizations and government agencies in the area of global health equity. EWMI programs in nearly a dozen countries work in areas often overlooked by traditional health programs, and address the inequities that can be missing pieces in some of the most intractable health issues.