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Julian Fisher

An experienced policy advisor specialising in public health and the environment based in Geneva, Switzerland. Also holding a research position at Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics University of Braunschweig - Institute of...Read full bio
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Renzo Guinto

Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis R. Guinto (Renzo) is an emerging young leader in global health research, advocacy and education. A graduate of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) under its accelerated seven-year Integrated Liberal Arts and...Read full bio

Discussions

Dental Caries; Why we must gear the oral heath workforce towards taking action on the social determinants of health

Why we must gear the oral heath workforce towards taking action on the social determinants of health The United Nations Declaration on Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) recognized oral diseases, which includes dental caries, pose a major health burden for many countries and... Read more

WHO UNESCO MoU strengthens health workforce education

On 26 April in Geneva, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and the Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening cooperation between the two organizations to support countries in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development... Read more

Sierra Leone’s Community Health Officers: a resilient, responsive health workforce

Authors: Alex van Duinen MD, PhD Candidate, Nadia Cobb PA-C, PhD Candidate, Alieu Faylulu F Mansaray SACHO, Amadu Jawara SACHO, Seibatu Sia Kemoh SACHO in training Background The Social Determinants of Health impact 80% of a patient’s health status, with medicine effecting the other 20%. 1,2,3... Read more

UN Commission Report on Health Employment and Economic Growth

Quick post of documents - links to policy briefs and commentary on the report re. transformative health workforce education to follow Commission Report Working for Health Employment and Economic Growth; Investing in the Health Workforce Report of the Expert group; Final report of the expert group... Read more

Societal distribution of health conditions related to housing.

Socioeconomic context and position exert a powerful influence on the societal distribution of health conditions related to housing. Differential exposures to housing risk factors are frequently inversely associated with social
position. In England, 35% of people in the lowest income quintile live... Read more

Mental illness and the social determinants in a negative cycle

It is important to notice that social determinants such as poverty and associated conditions of unemployment, low educational level and discriminated/stigmatized groups are all strong markers for mental illness . Mental illness and these social determinants are considered to interact in a negative... Read more

Mental Health; Context, Exposure, Vulnerabilities, Consequences

Context : The current globalization in the economic, political, social, cultural, environmental and technological spheres has led to rapid changes in the configuration of societies , particularly in poorer countries, which have the weakest social welfare and public health systems. Evidence from... Read more

Mental Health; Analysis of exposure over the life-course to social determinants

Analysis of exposure over the life-course to social determinants shows that exposure to negative and positive determinants processes and accumulate over time, influencing epigenetical, psychosocial, physiological, and behavioural attributes among individuals as well as social conditions in families... Read more

Institute of Medicine; A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health

A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health " Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health generates awareness among those professionals about the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in... Read more

SDH eBook agile development process

Agile development process of WHO eBook on the Social Determinants of Health The eBook Steering Committee agreed to adopt an agile development approach to improve the responsiveness of the ebook development that will run in parallel, but separate from the production of the WHO eBook which is the... Read more

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