A health disparity is a term coined for differences in the health status of different populations. In areas all around the world, some groups of people experience higher rates of certain diseases, injuries, disabilities and mortalities compared to others. The causes of these differences are due to a variety of factors such as race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
Inequalities in healthcare are a main cause of the health disparity that exist today around the world. Certain geographically defined population groups are at a greater disadvantage than others in regards to available health care. The differences that exist in available medical equipment, specialized medical services and procedures, and knowledge of the most up to date medical literature can have severe consequences on the citizens residing in these communities.
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Barrels For Change promotes health equality by facilitating education, introducing health policy reforms, and spreading awareness of the causes of disparities in health and health care.
Nevis is the smaller of a pair of sister islands, St. Kitts and Nevis located in the leeward islands of the Caribbean. The two islands are separated by a channel of water stretching 2 miles across known as "The Narrows". Nevis is home to approximately 12,000 citizens known as Nevisians. The topographical structure of the island consist of villages located around a large volcano in the center known as Nevis Peak.
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