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Social Determinants of Health

In this video, Oluwaseun Akinyemi considers the impacts of social determinants of health on polio eradication. (Step 5.3)

Oluwaseun Akinyemi, MD, MPH, FWACP, FRSPH, PhD
College of Medicine, University of Ibadan & University College Hospital, Nigeria

Dr. Akinyemi states, “a lot of health is defined by the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, and is shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at the global, national, and local levels.”

At the 6-minute mark of the video and on slide 7 of the downloadable slide deck, the diagram illustrates how improved access to health care improves the distribution of health and well-being throughout society, which in turn impacts one’s social position, and the socioeconomic and political standing of individuals. Why is the diagram drawn this way? In what way does improved health care impact the social position, socioeconomic, and political standing?

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