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Social Determinants of Health. Dr Rüdiger Krech Director, WHO Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights. Why treat people. then send them back to the conditions that made them sick?. Outline. What are the social determinants of health? What is WHO doing about it?

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social determinants of health

Social Determinants of Health

Dr Rüdiger Krech

Director, WHO Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights

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Why treat people ...

then send them back to the conditions that made them sick?

outline
Outline
  • What are the social determinants of health?
  • What is WHO doing about it?
  • How can health communicators contribute?
  • Q&A and further discussion…
what are the social determinants of health sdh
What are the social determinants of health (SDH)?

The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness.

A girl in Lesotho is likely to live 42 years less than another in Japan.

what are inequities
What are inequities?

The unfair, unjust and avoidable causes of ill health

what then influence the sdh and inequities
What then influence the SDH and inequities?

"(The) toxic combination of bad policies, economics, and politics is, in large measure responsible for the fact that a majority of people in the world do not enjoy the good health that is biologically possible,”

-WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health

life expectancy at birth men
Life expectancy at birth (men)

(WHO World Health Report 2006; Hanlon,P.,Walsh,D. & Whyte,B.,2006)

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Outline
  • What are the social determinants of health?
  • What is WHO doing about it?
  • How can health communicators contribute?
  • Q&A and further discussion…
commission on social determinants of health
Commission on Social Determinants of Health
  • Improve Daily Living Conditions
  • 2. Tackle the Inequitable Distribution of Power, Money, and Resources
  • 3. Measure and Understand the Problem and Assess the Impact of Action.
who streams of work
WHO Streams of Work
  • Intersectoral action/ “health in all policies”
  • Addressing social determinants in public health programmes
  • Measuring health inequities and monitoring impact of policies on inequities
health in all policies
Health in All Policies

“government objectives are best achieved when all sectors include health and well-being as a key component of policy development”

-Adelaide Statement on

Health in All Policies, 2010.

health sector responsibilities
Health sector responsibilities
  • Understanding the political agendas and administrative imperatives of other sectors;
  • Building the evidence base of policy options and strategies;
  • Assessing comparative health consequences of options within the policy development process;
  • Creating regular platforms for dialogue and problem solving with other sectors;
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of intersectoral work and integrated policy-making.
sdh within health programs
SDH within health programs
  • Few global targets (e.g. MDGs) will be met without addressing social determinants
  • A social determinants approach mean moving out of comfort-zones to work across sectors
  • Communication of programmes should focus on supporting a critical public policy dialogue
  • Equity is a matter of how resources [and power] are distributed - all programmes and societies can afford to be more equitable.
global plan tb eliminated by 2050
Global Plan: Tb eliminated by 2050

10000

Current trend (0.5%) extrapolated

1000

Global Plan prediction: incidence falls 5-6% per year

100

Incidence/million/yr

10

Desired trend

Elimination target: 1 / million / year by 2050

1

1990

2000

2010

2020

2030

2040

2050

ph programmes need to address the sdh and health equity
PH programmes need to address the SDH and health equity

Beneficiaries

Adherers

Participants

Total reached

Target Population

Total Population

Population not benefitting

social determinants in health programmes framework for analysis
Social determinants in health programmes: framework for analysis

Organized the work along a common framework

Three phases

Analysis

Interventions and implications

Measurement

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Outline
  • What are the social determinants of health?
  • What is WHO doing about it?
  • How can health communicators contribute?
  • Q&A and further discussion…
how does communication affect sdh
How does communication affect SDH?
  • Discovers and reports the “causes of the causes”
  • Holds bureaucrats and policy/makers accountable for equitable outcomes
  • Is a platform for civil society voice
questions for health bureaucrats and policy makers
Questions for health bureaucrats and policy/makers
  • How are you living up to your responsibility to address broader social issues?
  • Does this programme/policy combine equity, effectiveness and efficiency goals?
  • What is your plan to increase equity despite fiscal constraint?
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Outline
  • What are the social determinants of health?
  • What is WHO doing about it?
  • How can health communicators contribute?
  • Q&A and further discussion…
conclusion
Conclusion
  • The majority of factors that contribute to ill health and health inequities lie outside the traditional mandate of the health sector
  • The social determinants of health must be considered within health programmes and across government policies in order to reach broader societal
  • Policy-makers and bureaucrats must be held accountable for reducing health inequities