‘Intersectionality and why it matters to global health’ is an important resource that can be used to redefine the way SDGs are conceptualized. The report highlights the key themes that must be considered when undertaking medical research in a truly intersectional manner, and uses the example of cardiovascular disease to highlight the necessity of intersectionality within this field. By relating this to the realities of migration, Anuj Kapilashrami and Olena Hankivsky bring to light the current limitations of the healthcare system due to its inability to factor in these nuances.
Seemingly minor service delivery experiences have far wider impacts when seen in a larger scale, which points towards linguistical and cultural barriers, discriminatory and xenophobic tendencies, and restrictive policies that withhold healthcare facilities. These insights become necessary in order to truly transform the medical landscape, especially in context of SDG3.
Source: The Lancet
People Involved: Anuj Kapilashrami, Olena Hankivsky