Social determinants of health
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
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
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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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
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.
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.
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
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