Social determinants of health, universal health coverage, and sustainable development: case studies from Latin American countries

by Luiz Odorico Monteiro de Andrade, Alberto Pellegrini Filho, Orielle Solar et al.
Lancet 2015; 385: 1343-51 – Published Online October 16, 2014

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Many Latin American countries have introduced public policies that integrate health, social, and economic actions, and have sought to develop health systems that incorporate multisectoral interventions when introducing universal health coverage to improve health and its upstream determinants. The authors present case studies from four Latin American countries to show the design and implementation of health programmes underpinned by intersectoral action and social participation that have reached national scale to effectively address social determinants of health, improve health outcomes, and reduce health inequities.

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