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Socio-economic determinants of health

Don Matheson has been granted funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for a project on enhancing food security in the Pacific region. The Food Secure Pacific project, initiated by the Pacific Health Ministers, is a long-term, multi-sectoral approach to improving food security throughout the Pacific by building awareness of food security issues among health, trade, environmental, agricultural and food industry sectors, and forging a shared consensus and coherent policy direction across agencies and Ministries related to food. In 2010, Pacific leaders have come together to discuss a Pacific Declaration on Food Security and an accompanying Action Plan.

Don (with Anna Matheson) has also received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for a study of global experiences, inside and outside of the health system, on overcoming barriers to universal health.