World Conference on Social Determinants of Health: October 19-21, 2011 in Brazil

By Maggie Sullivan Moderator | 04 Jul, 2011

The World Conference on Social Determinants of Health (WCSDH) is being convened by WHO and hosted and supported by the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

The conference will be held in the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will open at 14:00 on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 and is expected to close no later than 18:00 on Friday, 21 October 2011.

The main themes of the Conference are:
· Governance to address root causes of health inequities:
implementing action on social determinants of health
· The role of the health sector, including public health programmes, in reducing health inequities
· Promoting participation: community leadership for action on social determinants
· Global action on social determinants: aligning priorities and stakeholders
· Monitoring progress: measurement and analysis to inform policies on social determinants

The aim of the Conference is to bring Member States and other actors together to catalyze high level political support for national policies to address social determinants of health to reduce health inequities. Its
specific objectives are to:
· strengthen political commitment by Member States to develop and implement national policies on social determinants of health to reduce health inequities;
· share experiences, challenges and technical knowledge on addressing social determinants of health, taking into account the need for
strengthening governance arrangements and learning from different contexts.

Cross-posting courtesy of GHDonline Young Professional Chronic Disease Working Group‏

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    Link leads to: http://www.who.int/sdhconference/en/

    Summary: The World Conference on Social Determinants of Health (WCSDH) is being convened by WHO and hosted and supported by the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

    The conference will be held in the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will open at 14:00 on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 and is expected to close no later than 18:00 on Friday, 21 October 2011.

    The main themes of the Conference are:
    · Governance to address root causes of health inequities:
    implementing action on social determinants of health
    · The role of the health sector, including public health programmes, in reducing health inequities
    · Promoting participation: community leadership for action on social determinants
    · Global action on social determinants: aligning priorities and stakeholders
    · Monitoring progress: measurement and analysis to inform policies on social determinants

    The aim of the Conference is to bring Member States and other actors together to catalyze high level political support for national policies to address social determinants of health to reduce health inequities. Its
    specific objectives are to:
    · strengthen political commitment by Member States to develop and implement national policies on social determinants of health to reduce health inequities;
    · share experiences, challenges and technical knowledge on addressing social determinants of health, taking into account the need for
    strengthening governance arrangements and learning from different contexts.

    Cross-posting courtesy of GHDonline Young Professional Chronic Disease Working Group‏

    Source: World Health Organization - WHO

    Language: English

    Keywords: Human Rights, maternal health, Meetings & Conferences, Social Determinants of Health

 

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