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The Right to Health: A resource Manual for NGOs

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ISBN13: 9789004154384
Published: November 2010
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £128.00

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The alarmingly low health status of millions of people in many developing countries is now recognised as a major obstacle to the process of development. In response, increasing numbers of non-governmental organizations are championing the right to health of the disadvantaged, vulnerable and those living in poverty. They are using the right to health in their struggle for access to quality health services, as well as the underlying determinants of health, such as safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. In other words, the right to health, and other fundamental human rights, are seen as a way of promoting development. In a clear style and accessible format, this unique, timely and practical Manual shows health professionals, their associations and other interested non-governmental organizations, some of the practical ways in which they can promote, protect and monitor the right to health in their communities and countries. It considers the obligations of states in relation to individuals within their borders, as well as the human rights responsibilities of states beyond their borders. As befits a human rights manual, it has a particular preoccupation with the right to health of the vulnerable, marginalized and otherwise disadvantaged groups and those living in poverty.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Medical Law
Foreword by Paul Hunt
Objectives of the Resource Manual
Introduction - Understanding a Health and Human Rights Approach

Part I Gaining Knowledge: Understanding the Legal Framework
Chapter 1 What Are Human Rights? The Legal Framework
Chapter 2 What Is Meant by the Right to Health? Introduction to

Part 2 Part II Moving Towards Action: Focusing on Obligations Arising from the Right to Health
Chapter 3 The Nature of State Obligations
Chapter 4 Focus on Core Obligations
Chapter 5 Focus on Non-Discrimination and Vulnerable and Otherwise Disadvantaged Groups
Chapter 6 Globalization, Obligations of Non-State Actors and International Obligations Arising from the Right to Health Introduction To

Part 3 Part III Taking Action: Working with the Right to Health
Chapter 7 Monitoring the Right to Health
Chapter 8 Tools for Monitoring I: Working with Indicators, Benchmarks and Statistical Data
Chapter 9 Tools for Monitoring II: Identifying Violations
Chapter 10 Promoting the Right to Health: Activities to Promote and Protect the Right to Health at Community, National and International Levels
Chapter 11 Reporting: Participation by NGOS in UN Procedures for Monitoring Compliance by Their Governments
Chapter 12 Medical and Other Health Professionals: Working with the Right to Health

Annex 1 Examples of International, Regional, and National Instruments Relevant to the Right to Health
Annex 2 Examples of Global Goals, Targets and Indicators Relevant to Health
Annex 3 Sources and Resources