Friday, September 23, 2011

[EQ] Latest news about World Conference on Social Determinants of Health - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19 - 21 October 2011

World Conference on Social Determinants of Health

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  19 - 21 October 2011


Conference preparations are well underway and there is significant interest within Member States and among stakeholders to actively contribute to the discussions in Rio. As of 23 September, 80 Member States delegations have registered for the conference, 42 of them headed by Ministers of Health.

WHO Discussion Paper -
The WHO Discussion Paper 'Closing the gap: Policy into practice on social determinants of health' is available on the conference website in English. (French, Spanish and Portuguese versions will be available soon.) at

Conference programme
The pre-conference programme and the draft conference programme can be found at
On 18 October and the morning of 19 October will feature 19 stakeholder-led events, organized by ministries of health, NGOs, UN partners and WHO departments.

Other news

Online registration has been extended until Friday, 30 September 2011 and late registration will also be possible at the venue from 18 October 2011.
For more information about the online registration for Member States and other participants, please consult our Guide for Participants

Media registration is open to journalists and communications professionals.
All conference sessions, including the five parallel sessions, will be webcast live on the WHO conference web site.
Interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.



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