What a Pandemic Reveals: Health Inequalities and Their Reflection on Policies

Author
Özge Karadağ Çaman, Selma Karabey
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)
Abstract
The relationship of human health with social and the environmental factors has long been among the issues that have been dwelled on especially since the beginning of the 19th century. The field of medicine springing from these studies is known as “Social Medicine”. Although developments in pathology and microbiology caused the importance of social factors in the etiology of diseases to be set aside at the end of the 19th century, social medicine has acquired its currency again in later years. Indeed today, we need to read and understand the principles of social medicine more than ever.
Topic
Health, Inequality, Pandemic, COVID-19, Health Crisis
Political Geography
Global Focus