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[Comment] 10 years after the Commission on Social Determinants of Health: social injustice is still killing on a grand scale

In 2008, WHO launched the final report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) that concluded “social injustice is killing people on a grand scale”.1 A decade later, how should we judge the CSDH’s impact? A Google search for the CSDH yields 156 000 results and the accompanying Lancet paper has had 932 citations.2 The CSDH led to two World Health Assembly resolutions and more than 100 countries adopted the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health in 2011.3 The CSDH’s report has become a foundational text for how crucial social determinants are to health and health equity.

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