Social and Economic Determinants of Health


The Social and Economic Determinants of Health (SDH)  Programme provides technical support to Member States and WHO to reduce health equity gap through action on the determinants of health.

In the WHO African Region, these health inequities and inequalities exist between and within countries, and contribute disproportionately to high incidences of preventable illness, disability and premature deaths across population groups particularly the poor, women, children, elderly and displaced populations. As these determinants of health exist outside the Health domain, multisectoral and interdisciplinary approaches are required.


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Health in all policies training manual

This manual is a training resource to increase understanding of the importance of Health in All Policies among health and other professionals.
The material will form the basis of 2- and 3-day workshops, which will:
  • build capacity to promote, implement and evaluate HiAP;
  • encourage engagement and collaboration across sectors;
  • facilitate the exchange of experiences and lessons learned;
  • promote regional and global collaboration on HiAP; and
  • promote dissemination of skills to develop training courses for trainers.

Read the training manual

Infographic in English (pdf, 465kb)

What do you know about health in all Policies [French]