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Social determinants of health

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

Release of UN High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

Zeinab Badawi with key message launching UN High Level Commission Report on Health Employment and Economic Growth - click to download report Working for Health and Ecominc Growth; Investing in the Health Workforce

Dr Hiroshi Ogawa, Oral Health and the social determinants of health

Dr Hiroshi Ogawa, WHO Dental Officer, Global Oral Health Programme, Department of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases

 

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Housing conditions and health, Jalazone Refugee Camp

In 1948, most of the Palestinian people, whose normal place of residence was Pa-lestine, lost both their homes and means of livelihood when they were moved out to the other parts of Palestine, later known as the West Bank and Gaza Strip, or to neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic.

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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

WHO: Introduction to mental health

One in four people will suffer a mental, neurological, or substance use disorder at some point in their life; yet many cannot get access to basic medicines or basic mental health care.

Dr. Saxena, Director: Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse WHO

Video: Dr. Saxena, Director: Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse WHO

Dr Saxena highlights the importance role of targeting social determinants on mental health. 

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