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Advancing the Human Right to Health

Edited by: Jose M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, Lawrence O. Gostin

ISBN13: 9780199661619
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £57.00

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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 legal instruments.

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.

Including examination 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, and discussion 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 the right 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.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Medical Law

1. The Emergence and Scope of the Human Right to Health
2. Advancing the Right to Health through International Litigation
3. The Right to Health from Concept to Reality
4. Health Development as Nation-Strengthening
5. Pillars for Progress on the Right to Health

6. Haiti: An Overview of its Right to Health History and Future Directions
7. The Right to Health in Ghana: Healthcare, Human Rights, and Politics
8. Health and Development in India: Moving toward the Right to Health
9. The Right to Health in Post-Apartheid Era South Africa
10. The Domestic Implementation of the International Right to Health: The Philippine Experience
11. China's Evolution in Progressively Realizing the Right to Health
12. Brazil: A Long Journey toward a Universal Healthcare System
13. The Right to Health in Peru
14. Realizing the Right to Healthcare in Mexico
15. The United Kingdom: The Right to Health in the Context of a Nationalised Health Service
16. The Right to Health in Japan: Challenges of a Super-Aging Society and Implications from its 2001 Public Health Emergency
17. United States: Right to Health Obligations in the Context of Disparity and Reform

18. Human Rights-Based Approaches to HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
19. Global Tobacco Control: A Vital Component of the Right to Health
20. Women's Health and Human Rights: Struggles to Engender Social Transformation
21. The Right to Health in Prison
22. Access to Medical Products, Vaccines, and Medical Technologies
23. Nutrition and Human Rights: Why Meeting Nutrient Needs Should be a Human Right
24. Primum Non Nocere and the Right to Health
25. Combating Torture and Other Ill-Treatment
26. Emergencies, Disasters, Conflicts, and Human Rights
27. Searching for a Role for Genomics in the Right to Health
28. Financing Governments: Toward Achieving the Right to Health

29. The Consequences of Failure