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Explaining health inequalities in South Africa: A political economy perspective

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  • John Ele-Ojo Ataguba
  • Olufunke Alaba

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In South Africa inequalities in health have been extensively reported. The poor suffer more ill health than the rich. This paper discusses the need to understand the historical, social and political contexts and power relations that have shaped inequalities in South Africa. This can be achieved in part through a cohesive intersectoral approach that addresses ‘the causes of the causes’. Yet more fundamentally, the authors suggest that success in tackling inequalities in health will only come when existing power structures in South African society are acknowledged.

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  • John Ele-Ojo Ataguba & Olufunke Alaba, 2012. "Explaining health inequalities in South Africa: A political economy perspective," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(5), pages 756-764, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:deveza:v:29:y:2012:i:5:p:756-764 DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2012.730962
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