World Health Organization: "The Interim Statement sets out the Commissionís vision and goals, the problems it seeks to ameliorate, and the intellectual foundation for a social determinants approach. In doing so, the Interim Statement is a resource for stakeholders concerned with social determinants of health and health equity, as they build towards a global movement. Recommendations for action, based on the evidence gathered across all the Commissionís work streams, will be made in the Final Report in May 2008....The devastating health inequities we see globally are man-made. The causes are social - so must be the solutions. A global society in which millions of children and adults are unable to lead flourishing lives is not sustainable..."
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Global health improvements but still major inequalities between countries; health inequalities within countries and the social gradient; justice, inequality and inequity; empowerment and freedom - dealing with poverty and the gradient."