Advancing the Human Right to Health
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 Universal 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, disease, and deeper determinants of health, such as poverty. Much more than a primer on the right to health, this book features an examination of profound inequalities in health, which have resulted in millions of people condemned to unnecessary suffering and hastened deaths. In so doing, it provides a thoughtful account of the right to health's parameters, strategies on ways in which to achieve it, and discussion of why it is so essential in a 21st century context.
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 people's 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.
Readership: Public health practitioners and researchers, legal scholars, bioethicists, policy makers, infectious disease specialists, students, and human rights activists.
Section 1 The Right to Health in Perspective
1: Stephen P. Marks: The Emergence and Scope of the Human Right to Health
2: Oscar A. Cabrera and Ana S. Ayala: Advancing the Right to Health through Litigation
3: Helena Nygren-Krug: The Right to Health: From Concept to Practice
4: Ariel Pablos-Mendéz and Lesley Stone: Health Development as Nation-Strengthening
5: Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin: Pillars for Progress on the Right to Health
Section 2 The Right to Health in Action
6: Donna Barry, Kate Greene, Wesler Lambert, Fernet Léandre, and Loune Viaud: Haiti: An Overview of its Right to Health History and Future Directions
7: Raymond A. Atuguba: The Right to Health in Ghana: Healthcare, Human Rights, and Politics
8: Ravi Duggal: Health and Development in India: Moving towards the Right to Health
9: Charles Ngwena, Rebecca Cook, and Ebenezer Durojaye: The Right to Health in Post-Apartheid Era South Africa
10: Raul Pangalangan: The Domestic Implementation of the International Right to Health: The Philippine Experience
11: Philip D. Chen and Di Wu: China's Evolution in Progressively Realizing the Right to Health
12: Armando De Negri Filho: Brazil: A Long Journey towards a Universal Healthcare System
13: Ariel Frisancho: The Right to Health in Peru
14: Julio Frenk and Octavio Gómez-Dantés: Realizing the Right to Healthcare in Mexico
15: Matthew Weait: The United Kingdom: The Right to Health in the Context of a Nationalised Health Service
16: Hiroaki Matsuura and Eriko Sase: The Right to Health in Japan: Challenges of a Super-Aging Society and Implications from its 2011 Public Health Emergency
17: Alicia Ely Yamin and Jean Connolly Carmalt: United States: Right to Health Obligations in the Context of Disparity and Reform
Section 3 The Right to Health: Challenges and Opportunities
18: Britta Baer, Andrew Ball, Helena Nygren-Krug, Aafje Rietveld, and Diana Weil: Human Rights-Based Approaches to HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
19: Oscar A. Cabrera and Lawrence O. Gostin: Global Tobacco Control: A Vital Component of the Right to Health
20: Alicia Ely Yamin: Women's Health and Human Rights: Struggles to Engender Social Transformation
21: Joanne Mariner and Rebecca Schleifer: The Right to Health in Prison
22: Stephen P. Marks and Adriana Benedict: Access to Medical Products, Vaccines, and Medical Technologies
23: Martin W. Bloem and Saskia de Pee: Nutrition and Human Rights: Why Meeting Nutrient Needs Should be a Human Right
24: José M. Zuniga and Imane Sidibé: Primum Non Nocere and the Right to Health
25: Michael Bochenek: Combating Torture and Other Ill-Treatment
26: Victoria Sutton: Emergencies, Disasters, Conflicts, and Human Rights
27: Lisa Eckstein: Searching for a Role for Genomics in the Right to Health
28: Joia Mukherjee: Financing Governments: Towards Achieving the Right to Health
Section 4 Conclusion
29: Anand Grover, Brian Citro, and Mihir Mankad: The Consequences of Failure