People Living in Poverty die younger
The United National Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of themselves and their family”. However, this right is being denied to people living in poverty and social exclusion. The urgent call to address this denial of human rights was made by the Community Platform which today launches its public awareness campaign entitled “Equal right to health for all”.
On Universal Health Coverage Day the Community Platform, a network of 27 national organisations working together to address poverty and inequality, has produced a leaflet and poster which highlight the worse levels of health for people living in disadvantaged areas and those experiencing poverty, social exclusion and inequality.