Building Sustainable Capacity for Research for Health and its Social Determinants in Low and Middle Income Countries

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 282534
EC contribution
: € 2,000,000.00
: 48 months
Starting date
: 01/10/2011
: Social Determinants of Health, Research Capacity Building, Health Equity, Social Protection .
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Capacity building in social determinants of health (SDH) research is considered important because health inequities, the differences in the health status and health care coverage across different populations, are a global phenomenon. They exist within and between countries, and the causes extend beyond the health sector. Health inequities may be a result of biological variations and certain lifestyle choices; however substantial differences in health between different social groups are primarily defined by broader social inequities and their determinants. While health inequities extend across the globe, consequences are particularly dramatic in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC).

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