Health Promotion Forum


New World Report, October 2022: Action on the Social Determinants of Health for Advancing Equity

Moderator: Dr Sudhvir Singh, Technical Officer, WHO


  • Dr Kumanan Rasanathan, Unit Head, Equity and Health, Dept Social Determinants of Health: World Report and multi-country special initiative, an overview
  • Dr Julia Berenson, Technical Officer, Equity and Health Team: New monitoring framework, measuring and evaluating the evidence
  • Ms Felicity Porritt, Advocacy Consultant, Equity and Health Team: Advocating for a fairer, healthier world for everyone, everywhere

Organized by the Equity Unit, WHO

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have fallen so unequally that the 2008 WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health’s claim that “social injustice is killing on a grand scale” has never been so easily understood. In May 2021 the Member States of WHO, in resolution 74.16 of the 2021 World Health Assembly, requested the Director-General to provide an updated world report. This session provides the first opportunity to discuss the proposed elements that will make up this timely new ‘World Report’, to be published in October 2022.