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World Health Organization Note for the Press, Year 2005, No. 16: World Health Organization Director-General Appoints New Members to Commission on Social Determinants of Health

By Lee Jong-Wook

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Title: World Health Organization Note for the Press, Year 2005, No. 16: World Health Organization Director-General Appoints New Members to Commission on Social Determinants of Health  
Author: Lee Jong-Wook
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collection: Medical Library Collection
Subcollection: World Health Collection
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Publisher: World Health Organization

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Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr LEE Jong-wook appointed today four new members to the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health, chaired by Sir Michael Marmot was launched in March this year and is a new body formed to spearhead political action on the social causes behind ill-health. The Commission includes global experts on health, education, housing and economics, whose work is to identify, evaluate, adapt and distribute effective strategies to address social determinants. The four newly appointed Commissioners are: Dr Guo Yan (People's Republic of China): Vice President of the Peking University Health Science Centre. Dr Guo is an active advocate of health policy, primary health care, rural health and health promotion in China. Dr Pascoal Mocumbi (Mozambique): High Representative of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership. The former Prime Minister of Mozambique, Dr Mocumbi has also headed his country's health ministry and is a founding member of the Medical Association of Mozambique.

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