Achieving Health Equity-from root causes to fair outcomes

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Unformatted text preview: Achieving Health Equity: from root causes to fair outcomes COMMISSION ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH INTERIM STATEMENT This is the Commission on Social Determinants of Healths Interim Statement. It sets out the Commissions vision and goals, the problems it seeks to ameliorate, and the intellectual foundation for a social determinants approach. In doing so, the Interim Statement is a resource for stakeholders concerned with social determinants of health and health equity, as they build towards a global movement. Recommendations for action, based on the evidence gathered across all the Commissions work streams, will be made in the Final Report in May 2008. The Interim Statement will be disseminated widely among the Commissions many stakeholder communities. These range from partner countries and policy-makers, including ministries of health and finance, to civil society actors, political alliances, trade unions, clinicians and health sector workers more broadly, and the private sector. A targeted stakeholder consultation will contribute to the completion of the comprehensive evidence base and recommendations for action in the Final Report. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) was set up in March 2005 by the late Dr Lee Jong-Wook, then Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). The endorsement of WHO has been carried forward with the support of the present Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan. Valuable financial assistance has been received from partner countries including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kenya, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. If you would like to receive updates relating to the Commission please register online through the web site http://www.who.int/social_determinants/en Health is a universal human aspiration and a basic human need. The development of society, rich or poor, can be judged by the quality of its populations health, how fairly health is distributed across the social spectrum, and the degree of protection provided from disadvantage as a result of ill-health. Health equity is central to this premise and to the work of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Strengthening health equity globally and within countries means going beyond contemporary concentration on the immediate causes of disease. More than any other global health endeavour, the Commission focuses on the causes of the causes the fundamental structures of social hierarchy and the socially determined conditions these structures create in which people grow, live, work and age the social determinants of health. The time for action is now: not just because better health makes economic sense, but because it is right and just....
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