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Health is a fundamental aspect of social justice. Where health care is commoditized and access is dependent on the ability to pay, it imposes barriers for the poorest. Inter Pares promotes a holistic approach that addresses the relationship between health, poverty, equality and social conditions. We work with counterparts to advocate for integrated, accessible, publicly funded healthcare systems.

Our Work on this issue

We work with organizations that believe healthcare is a collective responsibility, not a market-based commodity. Our allies conduct research, educating and mobilizing the public. Overseas, we help fund health services where they are difficult to access due to conflict or government negligence. As a feminist and pro-choice organization, our approach to women's health emphasizes women's equality.

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Universal pharmacare now!

Canada is the only country with a universal health care system that does not include free prescription drugs. Yet there is a consensus in this country that everyone should have access to medication based on need, not the ability to pay.

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