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Social and economic determinants

Social and economic determinants

"The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels, which are themselves influenced by policy choices. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities - the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries." (WHO)

News
MMI Secretariat

Noncommunicable Diseases - joint statement by MMI and PHM at World Health Assembly

Thank you, Chair, for the opportunity to address the Assembly on behalf of Medicus Mundi International and the People's Health Movement. The NCDs (= Noncommunicable Diseases) initiative is too ... »Read more | »Show all (4)

Campaign/Advocacy
MMI Secretariat

UHC Day 2015: MMI take home messages

UHC Day 2015 was again an inspiring event. In addition to the simple promotional slogan along " UHC is right - smart - overdue ", there have been many substantial contributions to the dialogue on ... »Read more | »Show all (3)

Conference Report
MMI Secretariat

A luta continua! Strengthening or weakening health systems? Workshop at the Annual Assembly of MMI

Geneva, 23 May 2015. "A luta continua" ("the struggle continues") was the rallying cry of the FRELIMO movement during Mozambique’s war for independence. The phrase is Portuguese but was used by ... »Read more | »Show all (3)

Event
ITM - IHP Network

40 years after Alma-Ata: Primary Health Care in 2018 and beyond, in South and North

Antwerp, 23 October 2018. This year the international public health community celebrates the 40th anniversary of the “Health for All by 2000” Declaration on Primary Health Care (PHC) ... »Read more | »Show all (12)

Article
MM Spain

The strain of the growers. Senekela Sisibere

Life is not easy for widows in Africa where a very traditional society puts too strong a pressure on them. Sometimes, a woman that becomes a widow soon becomes the wife of her ... »Read more | »Show all (19)

Reporting
CWGH

Annual Report 2017 of the Community Working Group on Health, Zimbabwe

"The CWGH will continue strive to be the leader in organizing and championing communities' right to health and equitable health services in the country. The right to health is also ... »Read more | »Show all (2)

Resource/Tool
MMI Secretariat

Thematic guide: Social and economic determinants of health

"Our thematic guide to internet resources leads you beyond the limits of the Medicus Mundi International Network. Any important resources missing? Please let us know." > Thematic guide ... »Read more

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