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(Non- PEGASUS Events) Social Determinants of Health and the advancment of Health Equity

December 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

As you are all aware, WHO has been requested by Member States to provide an updated world report to the Commission on the Social Determinants of Heath’s (CSDH) report in 2008. Next week’s 10th Global Conference on Health Promotion (10GCHP) provides us with three opportunities to reinforce the vital role the social determinants of health play in advancing health equity:

  1. Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Plenary, Monday 13 December, 12h30-13h30 CET: the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have fallen so unequally that the CSDH’s claim ‘social injustice is killing on a grand scale’ has never been so easily understood (virtual, online).

  1. Health Promotion Forum (7), New World Report, 13 December, 10h00 – 11h00: discuss the proposed elements that will make up this timely new ‘World Report’, to be published in October 2022 (virtual, online):
  • Dr Kumanan Rasanathan, Unit Head, Equity and Health, Dept Social Determinants of Health, WHO
  • Dr Julia Berenson, Technical Officers, Equity and Health Team, WHO
  • Ms Felicity Porritt, Advocacy Consultant, Equity and Health Team, WHO
  • Moderator: Dr Sudhvir Singh, Technical Officer, Equity and Health Team, WHO

  1. Deep-dive 2B, Health equity: the foundation for well-being, 14 December 2021, 14h00 -15h00framing health equity as the foundation of well-being, and identifying key strategies to reduce health inequities in the context of the COVID-19 experience (virtual, online):
  • Moderator: Prof Vivian Lin, Executive Associate Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Panellists:
  • Dr Kumanan Rasanathan, Unit Head, Equity and Health, WHO
  • Dr Sulakshana Nandi, Co-chair, People’s Health Movement Global India
  • Professor Hoda Rashad, Director, Social Research Center, American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Rômulo Paes de Sousa, Senior Investigator, Fiocruz, Brazil
  • Rapporteur: Dr Sudhvir Singh, Technical Officer, Equity and Health, World Health Organization

To register: https://10gchp.org/


December 13, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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