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Advancing the Human Right to Health

José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, and Lawrence O. Gostin


This book offers a prospective on the global response to one of the greatest moral, legal, and public health challenges of the twenty-first century — achieving the human right to health as enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other legal instruments. The book aims to bring 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. Including an examination of the profound inequalities in health, which have resulted in millions of peopl ... More

Keywords: human rights, health, udhr, injury, disease, poverty, health inequalities, right to health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199661619
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

José M. Zuniga, editor
President, International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, USA

Stephen P. Marks, editor
François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Lawrence O. Gostin, editor
University Professor and Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, Georgetown University; and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre on Public Health Law and Human Rights, USA

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Section 1 The right to health in perspective

Chapter 4 Health development as nation strengthening

Ariel Pablos-Mendéz and Lesley Stone

Chapter 5 Pillars for progress on the right to health

Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin

Section 2 The right to health in action

Chapter 6 Haiti: an overview of its right to health history and future directions

Donna J. Barry, Kate Greene, Wesler Lambert, Fernet Léandre, and Loune Viaud

Chapter 9 The right to health in post-apartheid era South Africa

Charles Ngwena, Rebecca Cook, and Ebenezer Durojaye

Chapter 14 Realizing the right to healthcare in Mexico

Julio Frenk and Octavio Gómez-Dantés

Section 3 The right to health: challenges and opportunities

Chapter 18 Human rights-based approaches to HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria

Britta Baer, Andrew Ball, Helena Nygren-Krug, Aafje Rietveld, and Diana Weil

Chapter 21 The right to health in prison

Joanne Mariner and Rebecca Schleifer

Chapter 24 Primum non nocere and the right to health

José M. Zuniga and Imane Sidibé

Section 4 Conclusion

Chapter 29 The consequences of failure

Anand Grover, Brian Citro, and Mihir Mankad

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