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Title: Comments on the World Health Organization Report of Commission on Social Determinants of Health - Final Report: Closing the gap in a generation
Contributor(s): Kaur, Amarjit  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: The Commission's underlying theme that improving health for all because it is a good thing in itself is commendable because we should 'get real' about what really matters – the implementation of social justice policies that will reduce health inequality within a relatively short period of time. Examples of policies that impact on people's socio-economic circumstances and will result in widespread health improvement include tax, housing and transport policies. Governments should ensure a living wage for workers, a reduction in work-related stress and a healthy life-balance. These policies are commensurate with the Millennium Development Goals. The body of evidence presented in the Report clearly demonstrates major and unacceptable levels of health inequity between, and within, countries. The Report also provides helpful and useful illustrations of some familiar themes and in establishing and explaining the connections between basic factors that are causing poor health and health inequities globally.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: The World Health Organization and the Social Determinants of Health: Assessing theory, policy and practice, London, United Kingdom, 26th - 28th November, 2008
Source of Publication: Papers presented at The World Health Organization and the Social Determinants of Health: Assessing theory, policy and practice Conference
Publisher: University College London (UCL), Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111717 Primary Health Care
160606 Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920504 Mens Health
940304 International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)
920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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