Open letter to the United Nations - Health Inequity during the Pandemic: A Cry for Ethical Global Leadership
Health Inequity during the Pandemic: A Cry for Ethical Global Leadership
As public health and healthcare, scientific, academics, and related institutions, we are gravely concerned about the escalating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among already vulnerable and marginalized populations worldwide. Media reports are surfacing of higher infection rates and mortality in underserved populations. From New York to New Orleans and Chicago in the US, to the shocking pictures of bodies lying in the streets in Ecuador, we see a prelude of the coronavirus impact in low- and middle-income countries, home to more than 80% of the world’s population. Read more...