These determinants of health are not only important for the health of Canadians, but are key to understanding global health. Consider the following:
Approximately 1.2 million people worldwide are killed in road crashes each year and 50 million are injured.Low and middle-income countries account for 85% of the world’s road deaths.
There are about 13 million people classified as refugees worldwide. Refugees settled in Western countries could be about ten times more likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder than the general population.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, only 57% of the population have access to an improved water source.
For more information, visit the website of the WHO’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.