Advancing the Human Right to Health

Hardcover | August 1, 2013

EditorJose M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, Lawrence O. Gostin

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Advancing the Human Right to Health offers a prospective on the global response to one of the greatest moral, legal, and public health challenges of the 21st century - achieving the human right to health as enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other legalinstruments.Featuring writings by global thought-leaders in the world of health human rights, the book brings clarity to many of the complex clinical, ethical, economic, legal, and socio-cultural questions raised by injury and disease including the deeper determinants of health, such as poverty. Includingexamination of the profound inequalities in health, which have resulted in millions of people condemned to unnecessary suffering and hastened deaths, this is much more than a primer on the right to health, it is a thoughtful account of its parameters together with strategies to achieve it, anddiscussion of why the right is so essential.Country-specific case studies provide context for analysing the right to health and assessing whether, and to what extent, this right has influenced critical decision-making that makes a difference in peoples' lives. Thematic chapters also look at the specific challenges involved in translating theright to health into action.Advancing the Human Right to Health highlights the urgency to build upon the progress made in securing the right to health for all, offering a timely reminder that all stakeholders must redouble their efforts to advance the human right to health.Informed by the history of the movement, the practical experience of local and national groups in implementing the right, and considered analysis of the challenges and opportunities in achieving the human right to health, this is a valuable resource for public health practitioners and researchers,legal scholars and policy makers interested in human rights and health.

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Advancing the Human Right to Health offers a prospective on the global response to one of the greatest moral, legal, and public health challenges of the 21st century - achieving the human right to health as enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other legalinstruments.Featuring writings by global thought...

Dr Jose M. Zuniga was appointed President of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) in December 1999. The emphasis of his research activities is health systems strengthening and health workforce development within the context of expanding access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. Dr Zuniga has pu...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199661618

ISBN - 13:9780199661619

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ForewordPrefaceThe Right to Health in Perspective1. Stephen P. Marks: The Emergence and Scope of the Human Right to Health2. Oscar A. Cabrera and Ana S. Ayala: Advancing the Right to Health through International Litigation3. Helena Nygren-King: The Right to Health from Concept to Reality4. Ariel Pablos-Mendez and Lesley Stone: Health Development as Nation-Strengthening5. Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin: Pillars for Progress on the Right to HealthThe Right to Health in Action6. Donna Barry: Haiti: An Overview of its Right to Health History and Future Directions7. Raymond A. Atuguba: The Right to Health in Ghana: Healthcare, Human Rights, and Politics8. Ravi Duggal: Health and Development in India: Moving toward the Right to Health9. Charles Ngwena, Rebecca Cook, and Ebenezer Durojaye: The Right to Health in Post-Apartheid Era South Africa10. Raul Pangalangan: The Domestic Implementation of the International Right to Health: The Philippine Experience11. Philip D. Chen and Di Wu: China's Evolution in Progressively Realizing the Right to Health12. Armando De Negri Filho: Brazil: A Long Journey toward a Universal Healthcare System13. Ariel Frisancho-Arroyo: The Right to Health in Peru14. Julio Frenk and Octavio Gomez-Dantes: Realizing the Right to Healthcare in Mexico15. Matthew Weait: The United Kingdom: The Right to Health in the Context of a Nationalised Health Service16. Hiroaki Matsuura and Eriko Sase: The Right to Health in Japan: Challenges of a Super-Aging Society and Implications from its 2001 Public Health Emergency17. Alicia Ely Yamin and Jean Connolly Carmalt: United States: Right to Health Obligations in the Context of Disparity and ReformThe Right to Health: Challenges and Opportunities18. Britta Baer, Andrew Ball, Helena Nygren-Krug, Aafje Rietveld, and Diana Weil: Human Rights-Based Approaches to HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria19. Oscar A. Cabrera and Lawrence O. Gostin: Global Tobacco Control: A Vital Component of the Right to Health20. Alicia Ely Yamin: Women's Health and Human Rights: Struggles to Engender Social Transformation21. Joanne Mariner and Rebecca Schleifer: The Right to Health in Prison22. Martin W. Bloem and Saskia De Pee: Access to Medical Products, Vaccines, and Medical Technologies23. Jose M. Zuniga and Imane Sidibe: Nutrition and Human Rights: Why Meeting Nutrient Needs Should be a Human Right24. Jose M. Zuniga and Imane Sidibe: Primum Non Nocere and the Right to Health25. Michael Bochenek: Combating Torture and Other Ill-Treatment26. Victoria Sutton: Emergencies, Disasters, Conflicts, and Human Rights27. Lisa Eckstein: Searching for a Role for Genomics in the Right to Health28. Joia Mukherjee: Financing Governments: Toward Achieving the Right to HealthConclusion29. Anand Grover, Brian Cinto, Mihir Mankad: The Consequences of Failure