Social determinants of health

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Fact-file on health inequities

Today, there is a 36-year gap in life expectancy between countries. A child born in Malawi can expect to live for 47 years while a child born in Japan could live for as long as 83 years. In Chad, every fifth child dies before they reach the age of five, while in the WHO European Region, the under-five mortality rate is 13 out of every 1,000 live births. There is no biological or genetic reason for these alarming differences in health and life opportunity.

World Conference on Social Determinants of Health videos

We have created a video library to collect all the material that was screened and recorded during the conference, including interviews with participants.

Interviews from the conference

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