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Health equity statement

Health equity statement

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand endorses New Zealand Medical Association’s (NZMA) Position Statement on Health Equity. The statement articulates the effects of social determinants on health and outlines the need for action and the issues for the health sector.

The Society congratulates the NZMA on the quality and depth of their all encompassing statement.

This position statement uses the term “equity” in preference to “equality” because it better recognises that people differ in their capacity for health and their ability to attain or maintain health. Consequently, equitable outcomes in health may require different (i.e. unequal) inputs to achieve the same result.

“This statement should speak for all health professionals working in all facets of healthcare in New Zealand and is one we can all aspire to work to” – says Elizabeth Plant, President of the Society.

The statement is now available to pharmacists through a link posted on the PSNZ website.

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