BlessWorld Foundation International

Affecting the World Through Health
A Global Health Initiative

Have you heard of the social determinants of health?



Health is influenced and determined by several factors including social, physical, economic and spiritual factors. However, the most common determinants of health are the social factors. Social determinants of health are those factors encompassing our living conditions and experiences that shape our health. These factors gained global recognition and importance in the mid-1800s.
Did you know that social factors such as how much money we have, where we live, our level of education, employment status and work conditions affect our health? These social and to a great extent, economic factors are imposed by the overall quality of life in our communities and societies rather than our personal choices.Social determinants of health have been implicated in the wide health inequalities and disparities experienced within and between countries.

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