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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
MM Spain

International Conference on Social Determinants of Health

Maputo, 5-7 December 2018. "We want Mozambique to become a country of reference in championing Primary Health Care and to do so with scientific rigor, promoting international events for ... »Read more | »Show all (9)

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
medico international

Annual Report 2015 of medico international

"medico takes the position that the right to freedom of movement cannot be partitioned. This is why we gave more support than ever in 2015 to those fleeing and to migrant self-organisations. At ... »Read more

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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