World Health Day: Towards a Fairer and Healthier Tropics
The Future Belongs to the Tropics
The Tropics – home to 40% of the world’s population – has long carried a heavier health burden than the rest of the world. Not only is the climate more favourable to parasitic and vector-borne diseases, but perhaps more importantly, the greater rates of poverty and inequality are associated with poorer nutrition, lower levels of education, poorer access to medical care, and poor sanitation and water facilities.
How can we make healthcare fairer and better in the Tropics?