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Dying for change : Poor people's experience of health and ill-health (Inglês)

Dying for Change reports on the health aspects of "Voices of the Poor," an extensive World Bank study of people's perspectives and experiences of poverty. The aim of this report is to present and summaries the views and testimonies that relate to health. Lessons emerging from the study are summarized in the second part of this document. These three are among them. First, poor people view and value their health in a holistic sense, as a balance of physical, psychological and community well-being. This view, consistent with the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity", is remarkably consistent across age, gender, nationality and culture. Second, people overwhelmingly link disease and ill-health to poverty. Poor people define poverty in the conventional way - lack of income - but also as instability, worry, shame, sickness, humiliation and powerlessness. All these manifestations have consequences for health. Third, good health is not only valued in its own right, but also because it is crucial to economic survival.

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  • Data do documento

    2005/12/30

  • TIpo de documento

    Documento de Trabalho

  • No. do relatório

    33125

  • Nº do volume

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • País

    Mundo,

  • Região

    Regiões Mundiais,

  • Data de divulgação

    2005/07/28

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Nome do documento

    Dying for change : Poor people's experience of health and ill-health

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