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[EQ] Moving the Agenda of the Social Determinants of Health towards Rio+20 - Online seminar June 6, 2012

XVIII SDE Seminar Series towards Rio+20
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE - PAHO/WHO

Moving the Agenda of the Social Determinants of Health towards Rio+20

Wednesday June 6th 2012 - In English with simultaneous translation to Spanish

Time: 12:00 am - 1:30 pm - EDT (Washington, DC USA) To check your time zone, see the World Clock

Website PAHO/WHO Rio+20 at:

“….In this seminar Sir/Professor Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity and MRC Research Professor in Epidemiology, University College London (UCL) and former Chair of the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health will present his work on the social determinants of health and discuss how this is related to the agenda of sustainable development.  An expert in his field, Sir/Professor Marmot will stimulate a lively discussion on health equity as it relates to the determinants of health and sustainable development reflecting on lessons learnt from the Commission’s work.

In an effort to address the economic and social pillars of sustainable development, Dr. Paulo Buss, Director of Global Health Center, FIOCRUZ Brazil and Brazil’s former representative of the WHO’s Executive Board, will address the Brazilian perspective on social determinants of health and sustainable development through his extensive expertise in public health. Playing an instrumental role in setting up Brazil’s National Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, Dr Buss will also discuss the efforts that have been made at the national level, integrating the agenda of the social determinants of health with the agenda on sustainable development in preparation  for the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012…..”


12:00:     Welcome Remarks - Jon Andrus, Deputy Director, PAHO/WHO.

               Moderator: Kira Fortune, Regional Advisor, Determinants of Health, PAHO/WHO

12:05      Moving the Agenda of the Social Determinants of Health towards Rio+20

Professor Sir Michael Marmot,
Director of the Institute of Health Equity and MRC Research, Professor in Epidemiology, University College London (UCL)

12:35      The Brazilian perspective on Rio+20 and its Link to the Global SDH Conference

              Paulo Buss, Director Global Health Center, FIOCRUZ Brazil

12:55      Comments:
Sofia-Leticia Morales, Senior Adviser and Team Coordinator for Health Promotion and Social Determinants of Health PAHO/WHO

13:05      Questions & Answers

13:25      Concluding Remarks: Jose Romero Teruel, Acting Assistant Director, PAHO/WHO


How to participate

In person:
525 23rd ST NW
Washington DC, 20037
Room 1017 – 12h to 13:30h Eastern Time (WDC)

Online: via Elluminate link:

- Spanish room: 

- English room

Related material:

Closing the gap: Policy into practice on social determinants of health Policy into Practice on Social Determinants of Health
Discussion Paper -Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights - WHO - September 2011
Available online as PDF [56p.] at:

Health in Brazil - towards sustainability and equity in health
The Lancet – 2011 Website

Brazil: structuring cooperation for health
Paulo Buss The Lancet – website:

Policy Making With Health Equity at Its Heart
Michael G. Marmot, UCL Institute of Health Equity, University College London
JAMA. May 16 - 2012;307(19) Website:

SDE Seminar Series towards Rio+20

For those who cannot follow the live seminar, we will have the recordings and presentations available at
PAHO Rio+20 Toolkit at:

Health Promotion
No.17 Health Promotion, Social Determinants of Health – SDOH


Recording link to Elluminate session: Pekka PusKa Ilona Kickbush


Air Pollution

No.16  Air Pollution


Food Security

No 15 Food Security  

Global Sustainable Development
No.14 Global Sustainable Development and Environmental Health- Joint Discussion with the US Institute of Medicine

Sustainable Development Indicators
No.13  Health at the heart of Sustainable Development Indicators


Economic – social aspects Non Communicable Diseases

No.12  Economic and social aspects of Non Communicable Diseases NCDs

Non Communicable Diseases 

No.11 Non Communicable Diseases and Sustainable Development

Workers health

No.10 Green Economy /Green Jobs: Health Risks & Benefits

Regional Experiences

No. 9 The Voice and Experience of the Caribbean Islands towards SD

Road Safety  

No.  8 Road Safety and Public Transportation towards Sustainable Development:
an agenda for health for Rio+20


No. 7 Globalization and Health Equity towards Sustainable Development

Civil Society

No. 6 The Voices of Civil Society - Creating the Healthy Future

Working Environments
No. 5 Employment and working conditions for Sustainable Development

The Environment

No. 4 Amazon Region: Environment and Health in the Context of Sustainable Development

Climate Change

No. 3 Climate Change and health in the context of Rio+20


No. 2 Water and Sanitation

Sustainable Development

No. 1 Public Health Challenges


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