Closing the gap in a generation. Health equity through action on the social determinants of health
Author: Commission on Social Determinants of Health
Topic: Poverty issues
Publisher: World Health Organization
Location: Switzerland
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: December 31, 2008
In the spirit of social justice, the Commission on Social Determinants of Health was set up by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005 to marshal the evidence on what can be done to promote health equity, and to foster a global movement to achieve it. The Commission calls on the WHO and all governments to lead global action on the social determinants of health with the aim of achieving health equity. It is essential that governments, civil society, WHO, and other global organizations now come together in taking action to improve the lives of the world’s citizens. Achieving health equity within a generation is achievable, it is the right thing to do, and now is the right time to do it.
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