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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 46, No 2, April, 2007
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478



Correspondence to:
Čedomir Šagrić

Institut za javno zdravlje

Bulevar dr Zorana Đinđića 50

18000 Niš, Srbija

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Čedomir Šagrić*, Olivera Radulović**, Marjana Bogdanović*** i Roberta Marković*


Public Health Institute Nis *
The Faculty of Medicine in Niš **
Student's Polyclinic Nis ***


The 20th century was characterized by special improvement in health. The aim of WHO’s policy EQUITY IN HEALTH is to enable equal accessibility and equal high quality of health care for all citizens. More or less some social groups have stayed out of many social systems even out of health care system in the condition of social marginalization. Phenomenon of social marginalization is characterized by dynamics. Marginalized persons have lack of control over their life and available resources. Social marginalization stands for a stroke on health and makes the health status worse. Low socio-economic level dramatically influences people’s health status, therefore, poverty and illness work together. Characteristic marginalized groups are: Roma people, people with AIDS, prisoners, persons with development disorders, persons with mental health disorders, refugees, homosexual people, delinquents, prostitutes, drug consumers, homeless…There is a mutual responsibility of community and marginalized individuals in trying to resolve the problem. Health and other problems could be solved only by multisector approach to well-designed programs. Acta Medica Medianae 2007;46(2):49-52.


Key words: social marginalisation, marginalizeg groups, health

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