Oral health inequalities and health systems in Asia-Pacific: a call for action

Marco Peres, David Brennan, Madhan Balasubramanian

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Abstract

Asia-Pacific is home to about half the world’s population. It is a diverse region comprising 38 countries, including the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific and South-East Asian regions. Six countries (Australia, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore) are high-income; two are low-income (Nepal and North Korea), and rest are classified as middle-income. China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines are among the fastest growing economies in the world. Health is an intrinsic factor in economic development in the region1, and central towards achieving global Sustainable Development Goals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1-S2
Number of pages2
JournalNature India
VolumeOral health inequalities and health systems in Asia-Pacific
Issue numberFebruary 2017 Special Issue
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • health inequalities
  • oral health
  • Asia pacific
  • advocacy

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