Health The retreat of governments from their role in social welfare and human development has led to serious declines in the availability of, and access to, basic services such as health. Health care is increasingly privatized and commoditized. In many places, access to health care is dependent on user fees, effectively removing access by the poorest. International trade agreements calling for increased deregulation and cross-border "harmonization" of health-related policies have further exacerbated this problem, threatening the sovereignty of individual states to shape their own health care services. Inter Pares supports counterpart organizations in Canada and throughout the world to challenge these trends and to promote holistic approaches that address the relationship between health, poverty, and social conditions. We work with counterparts to advocate for integrated, accessible, publicly funded health systems.
Our approach to women's health emphasizes women's equality, and assisting women to meet strategic needs in the context of confronting the social and economic conditions that undermine health and well-being. Inter Pares and our counterparts:
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