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This pillar of WICID’s research will assess how inequalities affect health and its governance and how poor health exacerbates social inequalities. In order to do so, we will ask a series of critical questions: What symbolic role can the ‘right to health’ discourse play in how the health sector initiatives supporting universal health care in countries of the global South affect health inequalities? To what extent is there an emergent right to care? Do productivity objectives undermine the development of fairly distributed long term care provision in an ageing world? How do priorities of funding bodies contribute to invisibility of non-communicable diseases among impoverished communities? How does poverty and minimal access to healthcare reinforce inequalities especially for the urban poor? How do social attitudes towards gender, ethnicity, age affect health provision? How do mental health and minimal access to mental health facilities contribute towards a double burden for vulnerable and marginalized individuals?

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Improving Health in Slums

Funder: NIHR

Partners: African Population and Health Research Centre, Independent University, Bangladesh, The Aga Khan University, University of Ibadan

Integrating Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability for Sexual Reproductive health and HIV Services for Young People in Selected Slum Areas in Uganda

Funder: Warwick GCRF Catalyst Grant

Partners: Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)