Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, preventing disability and premature death and achieving health equity for all people.
The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These social determinants of health include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighbourhood and physical environment, employment, social support networks and access to health care.
Very often there are few opportunities for marginalised, vulnerable and disenfranchised communities in LMICs.
Addressing social determinants of health appropriately is fundamental for improving health and reducing longstanding inequities in health. This requires action by all sectors and civil society.
DARE THIS supports the engagement and meaningful involvement of these marginalised and vulnerable communities in the process to achieve their right to available, affordable, acceptable and accessible health services.