World Conference on Social Determinants of Health
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil From 19 – 21 October 2011
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Interview with Polish Minister of Health bit.ly/oXCvNyPoland took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July, 2011 and pledged to move forward on reducing health inequalities within the EU.
WHO Bulletin: article on health inequities in Bangladesh bit.ly/qYn5BBBangladesh is one of the most densely populated and disaster-prone countries in the world. Although absolute poverty has declined in the country in recent years, the gap between the rich and poor has further widened.
Announcement: Call for proposals for stakeholder events http://bit.ly/iEJvRRThe Conference Secretariat is currently accepting proposals to hold stakeholder events in Rio de Janeiro during the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health.
Health inequities data in World Health Statistics 2011 http://bit.ly/r7qshiThe World Health Statistics report is an essential resource for policy-makers and researchers working on the identification and reduction of health inequities. A dedicated section in the 2011 report presents data from 93 countries using three health indicators.
WHO Resolution WHA62.14 Reducing health inequities through action on the social determinants of health bit.ly/rkrtyS