Compelling graphs from the WHO Report on Social Determinants of Health

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Commission on the Social Determinants of Health has just released its final report which, though I have not read it in detail (it’s pretty long), seems to have some powerfully-worded recommendations and calls-to-action with regard to improving health outcomes across the globe. I appreciate how they don’t shy away from topics like “The Relationship Between the Market and Health Equity.”

Since information is so strongly communicated through visualizations, here are some graphs from the report. I find the first two particularly interesting.

Health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) and private spending as  a % of total health spending in 2000.
Health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) and private spending as a % of total health spending in 2000.
First Nations youth suicide rates, by cultural continuity factors
First Nations youth suicide rates, by cultural continuity factors
Fast food consumption (1995 and 1999) in selected countries.
Fast food consumption (1995 and 1999) in selected countries.
Changes in spending allocation under the President’s Emergency Plan  for AIDS Relief, 2004–2006
Changes in spending allocation under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, 2004–2006

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