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Inequities made worse by COVID-19 

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Addressing health inequalities that have been made worse

by COVID-19 

Worldwide there are significant inequities in health status between different population groups, and include inequities by age, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic position, health status/disability and locaility.  


In Aotearoa, differences in health between Māori and non-Māori are the most consistent and compelling ineqiuities.  


Across the world, we are hearing that the COVID –19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequities in health.  


The “Build Back Fairer: The COVID -19 Marmot Review reported that the COVID -19 pandemic has exposed and amplified existing inequities in the United Kingdom.  


Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā is of the view that this same trend has happened here in Aotearoa. 


Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā believe we have an opportunity to change the health trajectory for Māori and create an equitable ‘New Normal’.   

For more information about research that has been carried out internationally, visit 

The Coronavirus Crisis Is Worsening Racial Inequity 

The Build Back Fairer Webinar 

Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā Policy Statement 

Research and Evidence

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