4 barriers to health equity - and how to overcome them

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One barrier to achieving equity in healthcare is a lack of unbiased health data. Image: Unsplash/National Cancer Institute

Charlotte Edmond
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Hypertension is one of several diseases where there is a gender divide. Image: WHO

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