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Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Description:

Social justice is a matter of life and death. It affects the way people live, their consequent chance of illness, and their risk of premature death. We watch in wonder as life expectancy and good health continue to increase in parts of the world and in alarm as they fail to improve in others.

Toolkit:

Health Equity and Social Justice Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Health Equity, Social Justice

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

World Health Organization

Submitted:

04/07/2009

Modified:

04/22/2009

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