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
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.