Civil Society Report to the Commission on Social Determinants of Health

Representatives of Civil Society


A hundred and fifty years after his death we continue to be reminded of Virchow’s comment: “Do we not always find the diseases of the populace traceable to defects in society”? We continue to seek “defects in society” that need to be remedied if health is to be given its rightful place. Today, more so than ever before, we are reminded that, ultimately, politics played out at the global scale, determines whether people live or die. Civil Society welcomes the opportunity
provided by the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) to explore these issues in detail. Civil Society has been consistent in arguing for an approach to health that echoes Virchow’s famous words.

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Editorial Offices:

Department of Family and Social Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York, 10461

Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Social (ALAMES)/Latin American Social Medicine Association:
ALAMES, Southern Cone Region, Cassinoni 1440 – 802, CP 11200 Montevideo, Uruguay.
ALAMES, Mexico Region, San Jerónimo 70 – 1, Col. La Otra Banda, CP 01090, México, D.F.