We are delighted to welcome Sir Michael Marmot to deliver his Keynote presentation as part of the Opening Session on Sunday 6 February 2022.
Sir Michael Marmot, University College, UK
Health inequalities in the workplace
As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic ‘Build Back Better’ has become the mantra. Important, but we need to Build Back Fairer. The levels of social, environmental, and economic inequality in society are damaging health and wellbeing. Taking action to reduce health inequalities is a matter of social justice. In developing strategies for tackling health inequalities, we need to confront the social gradient in health, not just the difference between the worst off and everybody else. Inequalities in mortality from COVID-19 and these rising health inequalities as a result of social and economic impacts, have made such action even more important.