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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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Brazil: a long journey towards a universal healthcare system

Brazil: a long journey towards a universal healthcare system

(p.173) Chapter 12 Brazil: a long journey towards a universal healthcare system
Advancing the Human Right to Health

Armando De Negri Filho

Oxford University Press

This chapter documents recent legal and political developments regarding the constitutional right to health in Brazil, where a broad social acceptance of this right continues to propel movement towards an equitable universal health system. It begins with a history of Brazil and an overview of the nation’s health. It then discusses human rights and accountability in Brazil; the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of healthcare; limitations on rights under domestic laws to protect public health; the history of failures with respect to the human right to health; and future national directions towards the right to health.

Keywords:   right to health, healthcare, health policy, public health, human rights, universal health system

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