Social determinants of health

A conceptual framework for action on the social determinants of health

Discussion Paper Series on Social Determinants of Health, no.2

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 76 p.
Publication date: November, 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150085 2



A first draft of this paper was prepared for the May 2005 meeting of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health held in Cairo. In the course of discussions the members and the Chair of the CSDH contributed substantive insights and recommended the preparation of a revised draft, which was completed and submitted to the CSDH in 2007. The authors of this paper are Orielle Solar and Alec Irwin.

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