Unequal from the start: How can we give babies a fair chance of health?

Seminar at the Voluntary Sector Resource Centre Holloway Road London N7 6PA to consider among other things our response to the London Child Poverty Commission interim report and to progress on the Health inequality targets.

Infant mortality

The inequality gap in the infant mortality rate has reduced for the second consecutive period, though not yet by a sufficient amount to meet the target, based on the trend since the current socio economic classifications were introduced in 2001.

Life expectancy at birth (males and females)

The inequality gaps in male and female life expectancy at birth have both increased since the baseline. If current trends continue, the target would not be met.

11am to 5pm Tuesday 22nd January 2008

Cllr Dr Anwara Ali GP, Tower Hamlets will talk about the high incidence and prevalence of perinatal morbidity and mortality in Black and minority ethnic communities resulting in unequal life chances

Dr Louise Bamfield, Fabian Society, lead researcher on the Fabian Commission on Life Chances and Child Poverty, chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale, which investigated some of the many ways in which poverty and disadvantage impact on children's life chances. She co-authored the Commission's final report, Narrowing the Gap, and its interim report, Life Chances: What does the Public Really Think About Poverty?

Karen Buck MP   Labour MP for Regent's Park & Kensington North. She was
elected in May 1997 and her main political interests are housing, tackling poverty and education. She is a member of the London Child Poverty Commission

Ros Godson - Professional Officer for school aged children's health and public health, Unite/ Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors'

Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP Minister for Children, Young People and Families (tbc)

Cost: Statutory and commercial organisations £80, Voluntary organisations £40, SHA members £20 (includes members of affiliated organisations such as Unite and Unison who represent their union or pay their own way). Unfunded organisations and individuals please contact us.

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