At UMOJA, we strongly believe that a persons’ health depends largely on the level of health equity available in a society. We define health equity as the absence of bias stereotypes amongst our people, irrespective of social, economic, cultural, or traditional background.
We honestly believe that health equality comprises the failure to avoid or overcome the type of discrimination that frequently impacts fairness and equality in basic human needs. Through advocacy and empowerment programs, activities, and policy change, we will work toward health equity because health is a basic human right.
In most cases, health inequality is associated with people of lower class and racial minorities. To achieve health equality in the UMOJA community, we believe that health inequities must be done away with irrespective who we are and where members of the refugees and immigrant communities are coming from.