About the Commission
The Regional Commission on the Social Determinants of Health was established in November 2019 to review health inequities in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region and issue recommendations to address these inequities.
The Executive Summary report of the Commission was launched on 31 March 2021. An Executive Brief Report introducing the final report of the Commission was also published.
The Commission's report, based on an indepth analysis, not only discusses structural issues, such as conflict and climate change, but also examines inequities in the conditions of daily life in areas such as education and work. The report provides evidence and guidance on the Region's progress in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in alignment with WHO’s Thirteenth Global Programme of Work and the regional Vision 2023.
- Read the Press Release for the launch of the report
- Read a Commentary from the Commission, published in The Lancet
- Read an Editorial from the Commission, published in the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
A Promotional Video from the Commission
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