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Inequalities goes global
  1. C Alvarez-Dardet, Joint Editor,
  2. J R Ashton, Joint Editor

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    In this issue we have a number of contributions from various parts of the world on health inequalities, perhaps reflecting the evolution of the journal itself: an issue that once was very much a British tradition is now being pursued vigorously in most regions of the world.

    Michael Marmot, one of the contemporary torch-bearers of the English school that goes back over a 100 years, reviews the progress of the Blair administration in asking whether, at last, inequalities in health are being taken seriously. A very specific aspect—ethnic inequalities in campylobacter infection—is reported on in Birmingham, UK, and the uptake of domestic smoke alarms in disadvantaged areas is explored in a paper from London (the main …

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