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.



Policies and strategies

Regional targets

Featured publications:

Nairobi Call to ActionFinal Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of HealthReport of the WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (CMH)