social determinants of health

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social determinants of health

A generic term for the social factors which affect the health of an individual—e.g., housing, employment, income, education, family coherency, etc.

Per the World Health Organisation: “The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities - the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries.” Recognising these determinants are integral to developing health initiatives and interventions.
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Tasks: Conduct a literature review of Gender as a social determinant of health and RMNCH within the current literature.
UN Women, as a member of the H4+ partnership of UN agencies - UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank, UNAIDS and UN Women who have joined forces to support countries with the highest rates of maternal and newborn mortality, seeks a consultant with relevant experience to develop knowledge products examining the role of gender as social determinant of health.
1]- Social Determinant of Health Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Corresponding Author: Arash Mirabzadeh, Social Determinant of Health Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
This paper will explore the idea that access to civil justice can be considered, and should be addressed as, a social determinant of health.
It will then explain the concept of social determinants of health and argue that access to justice should be explored as a discrete social determinant of health.
So ethnicity is clearly an important social determinant of health.
Gender itself can be seen as a social determinant of health.
The Commission in its effort to assist the world on the social determinant of health has listed certain determinants, which in its opinion are central to tackle health inequalities.
Another significant social determinant of health is educational attainment, which is undeniably linked to many other social determinants of health including socioeconomic status, employment security, and access to and use of health care services.
Housing status is also often cited as an important social determinant of health, in particular as it relates to housing stability and security.
Contract awarded for provide officials seremi health, tools for understanding and analyzing the social construction of gender as a social determinant of health of people.
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