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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)

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)

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)

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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)

MM Switzerland

How to Best Apply a Human Rights-based Approach to Sexual and Reproductive Health

Berne, 22 November 2016 / 25 January 2017. "In recent years we have seen a renewed global commitment to a human rights-based approach to development and, particularly to the universal ... »Read more | »Show all (8)

Health Poverty Action

Laying the foundations for a healthier world

Health Poverty Action, January 2018. "Wherever we live, we want similar things. To live peaceful lives in a supportive community, have access to health care for our families when we are sick, ... »Read more | »Show all (18)

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

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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