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Revista Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública

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FRANCO-GIRALDO, Álvaro. Global determination and health: the broad framework of the determinants of health. Rev. Fac. Nac. Salud Pública [online]. 2013, vol.31, suppl.1, pp.73-86. ISSN 0120-386X.

The purpose of this essay is to present the challenges of global health in the last stage of the development of global capitalism and its relationship to health and social determinants of health, life and the earth, from the point of view of a new concept: the overall determination. Methodologically, some subjects are developed: global assessment and its relationship to the social determinants of health, consequences of global capitalism, challenges for humanity and global health, and governance and global social response The globalization of capitalism is discussed as the main determinant for government action, social policy and public health policies and their consequences: the threat of war, economic crisis, hunger, degradation of the biosphere, ethnic movements, etc. An advocacy to confront the globalization of capitalism as the main determinant for government action, social and public policies in health and their consequences: the menace of wars, economic crisis, famine, the biosphere deterioration, and ethnic displacement. In order to face social inequities, effectively causing ill health, health inequalities. Inequities are manifested by geography, age, gender, ethnicity, education and income distribution, but ultimately become as a result of global determinants that are generated in the field determination supranacional. The conclusion of the article is aimed to defend global action as a way to overcome inequality and inequities as a very common characteristic in present world. Proposes a new category for understanding social determinants, the overall determination, which has a greater explanatory power that different theoretical on social determinants and determination

Keywords : health; global health; social justice; policy; capitalism; determination.

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