Widening health inequities are leading to decreasing trust in institutions, reinforcing social fractures and leaving excluded communities further behind. Narrowing the health gap made worse by the pandemic is not only a matter of social justice, but essential to build trust, social cohesion and economic resilience.
This report by the World Health Organization (WHO) explores the interrelationships between health, the economy and social capital. It examines how governments can work to build social cohesion and invest in people’s health to improve resilience and promote an equitable recovery. It outlines five solutions to reach those who are affected the most by health inequalities: those who live precarious, marginalised lives.