analyze data on health equity: can we achieve it?
Today, there is a 38-year age gap between countries with the lowest and highest life expectancy rates. A child born in Sierra Leone can expect to live for 46 years while a child born in Japan may expect to live for 84 years. Most people in health care and health policy would agree that health equity is a desirable goal; but can it ever be achieved? Historically, there have been repeated efforts to define health equity with questions whether it means equity in the delivery of health services or equity in health status; the latter being a great deal becomes more difficult to measure and to attain