SDE Seminar Series towards
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE - PAHO/WHO
Globalization & health equity towards sustainable development
Seventh Seminar: 21 March 2012 – PAHO/WHO
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Eastern Standard Time (
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- Globalization is affecting social determinants of health and the health status of different population groups, within and between nations.
- Globalization creates new opportunities and risks for health and equity in health;
- How can the action on the social determinants enhance those opportunities and reduce those risks?
- Could the
Towards Health-Equitable Globalisation: Rights, Regulation and Redistribution
Final Report to the Commission on Social Determinants of Health WHO -
Globalization Knowledge Network: Ronald Labonté (Chair); Ted Schrecker (Hub coordinator)
Final Report Writing Group: Ronald Labonté (Lead author); Chantal Blouin; Mickey Chopra; Kelley Lee; Corinne Packer; Mike Rowson;
Ted Schrecker ;David Woodward
Available online at: http://bit.ly/xY58AT
“….Globalization affects health and Social Determinants of Health through changes in social stratification, differential exposure or vulnerability, health system characteristics and differential consequences. It describes a number of key ‘clusters’ of pathways leading from globalization to changes in SDH ,provides an inventory of potential “interventions,” and provides a list of the specific research synthesis papers….”
See more on the Globalization and Health at: http://bit.ly/Ayqbvg
12:00 Introduction: Dr. Kira Fortune, Regional Advisor on Determinants of Health, PAHO/WHO
12:05 Globalization & health equity towards sustainable development: Dr. Ronald Labonté, Canada Research Chair in Globalization & Health Equity,
12:30 Comments: Dr. Oscar Mujica, Regional Advisor on Social Epidemiology, PAHO/WHO
12:35 Comments: Dr. Isaac Cohen, President, INVERWAY LLC
01:00 Closing remarks
Moderator: Dr. Kira Fortune, Regional Advisor on Determinants of Health, PAHO/WHO.
How to participate:
Online: via Elluminate link:
- Spanish room: www.paho.org/virtual/SeminariosSDE
- English room www.paho.org/virtual/SDESeminars
SDE Seminar Series towards
"Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development.
They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature" - Principle 1 of the
The Rio Declaration of 1992 recognizes that healthy populations are central to human progress and sustainable development, and remains equally true today. However, the economic pillar has been prioritized at the expense of the social and environmental pillars of sustainable development over the last few decades, becoming itself a source of volatility and destabilization.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development,
The SDE Seminar series will happen every Wednesday from 12 to 1pm (
All Seminars will be life-streamed, and opened for participation in person at the PAHO/WHO HQ, or via Elluminate, or via telephone line.
Some of the Seminars will be in English, others in Spanish.
For those who cannot follow the seminar alive, they will be available later at PAHO Rio+20 Toolkit at: http://bit.ly/oxoRdS
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