Brazil calls for pact on social factors to improve health

Bull World Health Organ. 2011 Oct 1;89(10):714-5. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.061011.


As host of the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health on 19-21 October 2011, Brazil has shown its commitment to tackling social factors to improve people's health and well-being. Minister of Health Alexandre Padilha talks to the WHO Bulletin about what his country has done in this respect and his hopes for the conference.

Publication types

  • Interview
  • News

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Epidemiologic Factors*
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Health Status Disparities*
  • Humans
  • Poverty
  • Socioeconomic Factors