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Advancing the Human Right to Health$
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José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, and Lawrence O. Gostin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.001.0001

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Health development as nation strengthening

Health development as nation strengthening

(p.55) Chapter 4 Health development as nation strengthening
Advancing the Human Right to Health

Ariel Pablos-Mendéz

Lesley Stone

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses economic development for health as a key driver of stronger, more productive States. Many States lack the capacity fully to ensure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy. To guarantee the right to health, it is not only necessary to hold States accountable, but also to provide them with the capacity to meet the needs of their populations. This requires both bilateral and multilateral assistance. It also requires changing the traditional paradigm of ‘donors’ and ‘recipients’, moving to the idea of mutual responsibilities. Higher-income States, and the international community as a whole, should partner with lower-income States to ensure a fair allocation of scarce resources. This requires not just adequate funding, but also ensures that States regain full ‘ownership’ of their national strategies, activities, and programmes.

Keywords:   economic development, public health, health policy, donors, recipients, resource allocation, mutual responsibilities

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