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Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare to enhance patient outcomes

The Economist Events

Past Event

Friday, Nov 26, 2021
3:00 AM - 4:00 AM (UTC)

Registration Required

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The Economist Events

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English
English

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Gender

Health

Race & Ethnicity

Sustainable Development

The 3rd United Nations’ sustainable development goal aspires to ensure health and well-being for all. Inequalities and inequities in healthcare has been a longstanding issue in Asia and is widely recognised as a risk to society. Certain groups and communities are often found to face more barriers when accessing healthcare systems whether it is due to gender, income, ethnicity or disability.

In the ongoing pandemic fallout, there has never been a more urgent need to close the healthcare access gap across marginalised communities. Uneven healthcare access exacerbates current economic divides. Stakeholders today expect businesses to deliver positive social outcomes, as well as financial returns, demanding more diversity and inclusion in all parts of the patient pathway and supply chain. Regulators, who use “inclusive” as a proxy for low risk, are increasingly joining the conversation. Where are we on diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare?

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The Economist Events