Accessible healthcare to everyone does not only shape public health, but it also affects things such as happiness, productivity and social involvement. In its education and research, Erasmus University Rotterdam therefore addresses equal access to healthcare. How do we make sure that medications remain affordable, for example? What are the social outcomes of the Dutch Social Support Act (WMO)? Do all people in the Netherlands receive the same standard of care? How can we use prevention policy to keep as many people as possible healthy in order to prevent that they need care?
Learn more about our research, our numerous educational programmes, and the experts of Erasmus University Rotterdam on the accessibility of healthcare and health equity.
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"Vulnerable people are hit much harder, which is also what we’re seeing during the current coronavirus crisis"
Disasters don’t just happen completely out of the blue, and they are never equally distributed, either, according to Professor Thea Hilhorst.
“We have enough food, but still people are hungry. Perhaps something goes wrong on markets on which foods are traded”
Marta Szymanowska is Associate Professor of Finance. Her research sheds light on how finance can contribute to a solution of SDG2 ‘Zero hunger’.
"Subtle factors in the choice environment shape our likelihood to eat healthy and make sustainable food choices"
Anne-Kathrin Klesse, Associate Professor at RSM, studies how consumers can be nudged to make both healthier and more sustainable consumption choices.
PhD candidate Lili Kókai is working on an innovative intervention to induce healthy behaviour in populations with elevated cardiovascular disease risk.
“Scientific cancer research aims to cure cancer, ensure cancer patients to live longer, improve quality of life and try to prevent cancer to develop.”