Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

“Invited by the World Health Organization, we, Heads of Government, Ministers and government representatives came together on the 21st day of October 2011 in Rio de Janeiro to express our determination to achieve social and health equity through action on social determinants of health and well-being by a comprehensive intersectoral approach.”

The Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health was subsequently adopted with “five key action areas critical to addressing health inequities:

  1. To adopt better governance for health and development
  2. To promote participation in policy-making and implementation
  3. To further reorient the health sector towards reducing health inequities
  4. To strengthen global governance and collaboration
  5. To monitor progress and increase accountability

“We, Heads of Government, Ministers and government representatives, solemnly reaffirm our resolve to take action on social determinants of health to create vibrant, inclusive, equitable, economically productive and healthy societies, and to overcome national, regional and global challenges to sustainable development. We offer our solid support for these common objectives and our determination to achieve them.”

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