Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity

Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity

Everyone deserves to live a long life in full health, but not everyone is so fortunate. Some individuals and groups are more at risk of falling ill, becoming severely ill or disabled or dying prematurely (that is, before the average expected life span).

‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters

‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters

In a world affected by numerous diseases, disabilities and illnesses, how do governments, health care providers, media or the general public decide which ones are most important?

Why the federal government needs to keep its promise to end income-splitting

Why the federal government needs to keep its promise to end income-splitting

More of Canada’s children are living in poverty than ever before. A new report reveals that child poverty rates in Canada remain unconscionably high.

Why Canadian doctors should be on the front lines of the anti-poverty struggle

Why Canadian doctors should be on the front lines of the anti-poverty struggle

Over three million Canadians struggle to make ends meet. Four health care experts explain why poverty should be treated as an urgent medical issue in Canada, not just a moral one.