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Measuring inequalities in health in Africa

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    The literature on inequalities in health is growing, as are other scientific research areas, asymmetrically. The body of knowledge to inform citizens, policy decision makers and practitioners to ameliorate the effects of health inequalities is drawn overwhelmingly from northern Europe. The vast majority of our current knowledge on this topic is built on evidence from developed countries. Along with other reasons for this mismatch, like scientific colonialism, the scarcity of measurement tools accepted by the scientific community for settings without sophisticated statistical machinery is certainly …

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