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[afro-nets] Equity in an inequitable world
- From: "Claudio Schuftan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:17:11 -0800
EQUITY IN AN INEQUITABLE WORLD: A TALE ABOUT ETHICS, CHARITY, POLITICS, AND RIGHTS.
I often ask myself what we could all do or do better to achieve greater equity, given that we most often work in countries with appalling social inequities. I guess that you do, too.
Here is how I see things. I believe that our role in helping to put in place the needed social processes and mechanisms that will drive sustainable policies in health and nutrition, is inseparable from a will and intent to change the underlying structural inequalities. We can realize and grasp this will and carry out this intention coming from either of two ideological positions: One is ethical, the other is political. I see the challenge for us being to graduate from the first to the second approach.
The full blog can be read at