According to the World Health Organisation, ‘social injustice is killing people on a grand scale’. This is particularly true for the poorest countries, but it is also true for rich countries like Australia where health and illness follows a social gradient: the lower the socioeconomic position, the lower the health status. WWG is committed to social justice and health equity for all with a particular focus on people from CALD backgrounds in Australia and economically and socially disadvantaged communities overseas, particularly those communities that have strong links and connections to Australia.
Internationally, health equity shapes the programs and policies of the World Health Organisation. In Australia, health equity, while articulated in many policy documents, is not commonly reflected in health service delivery, with the exception of the much needed Close the Gap initiative. World Wellness Group stands in support of programs that work for health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and recognises that models of ownership, management and implementation with and by Indigenous people are essential.