Feminism is a public health issue

Many people would describe themselves as feminists. There are not a lot of people around in the western world who don’t support equality for women. Over the past 100 years women have progressed from obtaining the vote, to equal opportunities, and the right to equal pay. While these are all laudable and important achievements, the…

Health is a human right

The aim of public health is to improve the health of populations.┬áIt focuses upstream, on preventing ill-health and promoting environments where full health can be achieved. However, public health is traditionally part of the medical profession, a subject that takes a very individual approach to health and disease. While this is entirely suitable for the…