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Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity

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Social determinants of health trace the differences in health and wellbeing to the social factors that lie beyond the health systems. The social factors are related to the various conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. These factors are not limited to the proximate determinants of health but also incorporate the intermediate and structural root (causes of the causes) determinants of health. Structural and social factors that drive health disparities if avoidable are inequitable and unfair. Recent research in the Arab region revealed that large health disparities by gender, poverty level, education, and place of residence. 

This section focuses mainly on examining issues related to social determinants of health and placing these determinants within multilevel intermediate and structural drivers. It also investigates policies that influence these determinants and addresses their consequences in terms of health inequities.

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AND HEALTH EQUITY REPORTS AND ACTIONS

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Rio Political Declaration

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Global Monitoring of Action on SDH

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Closing the Gap in a Generation

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Adelaide Statement II on Health in All Policies

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A conceptual framework for action on SDH

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Key Learning on Health in All Policies

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Progressing SDGs through Health in All Policies

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3D Commission Report

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REGIONAL STRATEGIES, POLICIES, REPORTS AND ACTIONS

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Achieving Health Equity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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Health Inequalities in Jordan and their Social Determinants

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Health Inequities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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Building the Knowledge Base on the Social Determinants of Health

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Social Determinants of Health in Countries in Conflict

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SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND DISCUSSIONS

In support of knowledge sharing, this section offers a professional space for our members to share their scientific contributions (published papers, working papers, presentations, and blogs) that relate to social determinants of health and health equity. After a scientific review by our editorial members, the shared contribution will be announced and posted on the platform.
To share your contribution or any evidence or knowledge on the identified issues, send an email.

EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Scholarships Opportunities

Capacity building for SDH and health equity in the eastern Mediterranean region.

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WHO Commission Report Launching

The World Health Organization launches the Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health in Eastern Mediterranean region 2021.

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3-D Commission Regional Launch: Middle East

The Rockefeller Foundation-Boston University Commission on Health Determinants, Data, and Decision-making hosted this event on September 27, 2021.

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