The terms ‘health equity’ and ‘health inequality’ are technically distinct. However, in English they are often used interchangeably, and in some languages only one phrase exists and covers all meanings. This issue is further complicated by the existence of different definitions of both health inequalities and Health Inequities. On this website we use the widest definition and use ‘health inequalities’ and ‘health equity’ interchangeably.
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