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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health have been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness”. A report published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe titled “Social Determinants of Health: The Solid Facts” (edited by […]

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Health in All Policies

The Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach recognizes and addresses the fact that many of the determinants of health lie outside of the health sector. HiAP encourages governments to take a more inclusive approach by making the improvement of population health a shared goal across all sectors of governance. HiAP is an instrument to address […]

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Health Governance and Governance for Health

“Health Governance” refers to policy agenda setting processes, implementation and accountability within the health sector. It includes the management and administration of policies and resources in health, including processes for health systems strengthening. “Governance for Health” describes a far more multifaceted and complex process of intersectoral collaboration and policy agenda setting, formulation, implementation and accountability […]