Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD): terminology and standards in reducing healthcare inequalities

Kanchan Marcus, Madhan Balasubramanian, Stephanie Short, Woosung Sohn

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports healthcare as a human right, calling to action Universal Health Coverage principles, whereby health for all population groups should be adequately provided without financial hardship. On 23 December 2020, the Executive Board of the WHO proposed the Agenda on achieving better oral health as part of the universal health coverage and noncommunicable disease agenda towards 2030. This Agenda is partly a consequence of oral healthcare which has been largely neglected in healthcare. Subsequently, oral healthcare is inadequately provided in many countries, whereby only five countries cover the cost of dental care; Austria, Mexico, Poland, Spain and Turkey. The UK along with five other countries cover a large portion of dental costs, but here in Australia we are lagging behind...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Issue number1
Early online date13 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Healthcare
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
  • Health inequalities


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