WHO Regional Publications Eastern Mediterranean Series Series 31

Building the Knowledge Base on the Social Determinants of Health

Review of Seven Countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

December 2008
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    18th December 2008
  • ISBN 9789290216322
  • Language English
  • Pages 87 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the knowledge base on social determinants and how these influence health is sparse. This publication reviews the social determinants of health in seven countries of the region and represents a first step towards building a knowledge base that can inform policy and strategies related to social determinants and the health inequities arising from them. The publication also discusses some of the strategies that could be adopted to forward the agenda on social determinants of health and health equity in individual countries.

An EMRO Publication

Foreward; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1) Introduction; 1.1) The Commission on Social Determinants of Health; 1.2) Social determinants of health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; 1.3) Approach and framework for analysis; 2) A regional perspective on social determinants of health; 2.1) Egypt; 2.2) Islamic Republic of Iran 2.3) Jordan; 2.4) Morocco; 2.5) Oman; 2.6) Pakistan; 2.7) Occupied Palestinian territory; 3) Building a knowledge base: the way forward; 3.1) Introduction; 3.2) Major findings; 3.3) From knowledge to action: a strategic framework; 3.4) Promising practices to tackle social determinants and health inequities in the Region