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2008 in review: key public health issues

A group of girls and boys, bundled up against the cold, sit around an open cooking stove near a tent.
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Social determinants of health

The WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health presents its final report to the Director-General. The three-year investigation by an eminent group of policy makers, academics, former heads of state and former ministers of health finds that social inequities and injustice are "killing people on a grand scale."

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