• Reorienting public health programmes in Chile

    In follow-up to the CSDH, Chile embarked on a reorientation of its public health programmes to reduce health inequities.

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  • Implementing Health in All Policies in South Australia

    Since 2007, the state of South Australia has adopted a “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) approach.

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  • Stakeholder alignment in the European Union and beyond

    The Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010 is catalyst for action on the social determinants of health.

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  • The Equity Watch in East and Southern Africa

    Almost all countries in East and Southern Africa have policy commitments to promote health equity. Equity Watch helps countries to monitor progress.

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  • Institutionalizing participation in Brazil and Thailand

    Brazil and Thailand are two countries that have shown impressive improvements in health and reductions in health inequities over the past 20 years.

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  • Workers, health and social protection

    Half of the world’s workers are in vulnerable employment. The United Nation's Social Protection Floor Initiative proposes global social protection for all.

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  • Catastophic health expenditures

    EQUITY FACTS. Worldwide, about 150 million people a year face catastrophic health-care costs

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  • Life expectancy gap

    EQUITY FACTS. Today, there is a 36-year gap in life expectancy between countries.

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  • Action towards a more equitable start in life

    The development of young children is influenced by actions across a broad range of sectors.

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  • Children

    EQUITY FACTS. Worldwide, 10 million children die each year before their fifth birthday.

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  • Rural infrastructure and services

    EQUITY FACTS. Provision of infrastructure and access to quality and culturally acceptable services are major health issues for rural dwellers.

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