Poverty, health and development in dermatology
Article first published online: 22 OCT 2007
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 46, Issue Supplement s2, pages 1–9, November 2007
How to Cite
Morrone, A. (2007), Poverty, health and development in dermatology. International Journal of Dermatology, 46: 1–9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2007.03540.x
- Issue published online: 22 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 22 OCT 2007
The WHO Constitution states that “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political, economic or social condition.”
The right to health means that governments must generate conditions in which everyone can be as healthy as possible. Such conditions range from ensuring availability of health services, healthy and safe working conditions, adequate housing and nutritious food.
In this report the author analyzes the relationship among health, dermatology and development and tries to find out what the scientific world, including dermatologists, could do for the improvement of health systems.