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Dumfries and Galloway health inequalities targeted

An action plan has been laid out with the aim of eliminating health inequalities in Dumfries and Galloway within the next 20 years.

The strategy has been set for the region's new joint health and wellbeing unit.

The unique project has brought together key NHS and council teams to develop strategies and campaigns to improve the health of the local population.

Director for public health, Dr Derek Cox, told BBC Scotland's Colin Colthart it was a hugely ambitious target but said he believed it was the right approach.