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Bettina Borisch and Marta Lomazzi, Federation’s Pages Editors
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Political determinants of health and vaccination

The last two decades have seen high-income countries coping with an important reduction of resources, and with constantly increasing healthcare costs. There is no doubt that, given these duel pressures on healthcare finance, the sustainability of health services can only be guaranteed if health is considered as an investment instead of a cost.

Therefore, it is increasingly necessary to plan with political savvy, taking into account health needs, scientific evidence, and organization of services.

In short, critical objectives include implementation of strong policies to promote health to reduce morbidity, with particular attention to an organizational model to reduce inequalities and improve appropriateness and efficiency.

The World Federation of Public Health Association (WFPHA) produced in 2016 a Global Charter for the Public’s Health [1] that identifies three important items in which to invest to perform public health functions...



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