Fundamentals of Social Determinants of health

On April 16 began the Virtual Course: "Fundamentals of social determinants of health." This course aims to contribute to the education of teachers of Public Health in the new approach to social determinants of health that allows reorient their teaching practice.

The opening words were made by Dr. Charles Godue, Coordinator of Human Resources for Health, Dr. Peter E. Brito, Manager, Health Systems and Services and Dr. Luis Galvao as a special guest.

This course will last 96 hours, with 9 teachers and 54 students from various countries in the region such as Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The general objectives of the course are: to recognize the complexity of the processes of social determinants of health in the social production of health, analyzing equity in health outcomes from the focus of the social determinants of health and deepen the major social determinants shaping health inequalities.