Health Sciences 

For our faculties in East Africa and Pakistan, the over-arching theme is 'Social and Economic Determinants of Health' (SEDOH), the current shorthand for describing health approaches that move beyond biomedical and behavioral risk factor approaches to health promotion. Indeed, the status of a population’s health cannot be examined without considering the social context. Consider the risk of exposure, host susceptibility, course of disease, and disease outcome; each is shaped by the social matrix, whether the disease is labelled “inherited” “infectious,” “genetic,” “metabolic,” “malignant,” or “degenerative".