Must we beg for end to disregard of evidence linking low incomes high rents debts&hunger to ill health & less life?

26 January 2017

Must we beg for an end to this disregard of evidence that links low incomes, high rents,  freezing weather, debt, & hunger to ill health & a shortened life?

To-day The Guardian reports that ""Poverty in the UK is jeopardising children’s health, warns landmark report". 

How many landmark reports does it take to persuade governments that; "Poverty in the UK is jeopardising children’s health, warns landmark report".

  • The 1970s Neuberger report on Nutrition Research to the Medical Research Council recommended research done on the “cause of low birth-weight and its associated handicaps”.
  • The Black report of 1980 spelt out the wide nature of the problem and what should be done.
  • The Winterton 1990-91 Commons Select Committee on Maternity Services requested action on low birthweight and the inequality of health.
  • The Acheson report of 1998 and that of Derek Wanless 2005 echoed these sentiments, the need for prevention and adopting the principles laid out by the previous Black Report of 1980.
  • The Marmot review of health inequalities was published in 2010. 

Must we beg for an end to this disregard of the evidence that links low incomes, high rents, freezing weather, debt, and hunger to ill health and a shortened life?.

 


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