European review of social determinants of health - latest news
25 August, 2011 - The second interim report on the 'European review of social determinants of health and the health divide' has now been released. Drafted by a team based at University College London and led by Sir Michael Marmot, the report will be discussed during the upcoming Meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in Baku, Azerbaijan on 12-15 September, 2011. In the WHO European Region, average life expectancy differs between countries by 20 years for men and 12 years for women. In 2010, under the leadership of Zsuzsanna Jakab, the Regional Office put social determinants at the centre of its revitalized public health agenda. The European Review will inform the new health policy framework for the European Region as will a companion study on governance for health in the 21st century.