ISBN-10:
0199661618
ISBN-13:
9780199661619
Pub. Date:
10/01/2013
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Advancing the Human Right to Health

Advancing the Human Right to Health

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ISBN-13: 9780199661619
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Edited by José M. Zuniga, President, International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, USA, Stephen P. Marks, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, USA, and Lawrence O. Gostin, 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
Dr José M. Zuniga was appointed President of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) in December 1999. He has published in various journals, authored chapters, and acted as a contributing editor for numerous books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, and is a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Themis. He is also the founding Chair of the Humanitas Foundation, which supports innovative approaches to improve individual, community, and public health. In addition, he advises regional and international agencies, including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), on matters related to the field of HIV medicine.
Professor Stephen P. Marks is the François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he directs the Program on Human Rights in Development. He is the author or editor of numerous articles and books relating to the human right to benefit including scientific progress, universal jurisdiction, cultural rights and human rights in development. He has also held teaching positions at Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Phnom Penh Faculty of Law, Cardozo School of Law, Rutgers University School of Law, and City University of Hong Kong School of Law and University of Hong Kong Law School. He spent 12 years in the service of the United Nations, working for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and in various peacekeeping operations, including in Western Sahara and Cambodia.
Professor Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor, Georgetown University's highest academic rank conferred by the University President. He directs the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and was the Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law & the Public's Health at both universities. Professor Gostin is also the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Public Health Law & Human Rights. He holds numerous editorial appointments, and his principal position is the Health Law and Ethics Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association. He is also Founding Editor-in-Chief of Laws. Professor Gostin has led major law reform initiatives in the United States, including the drafting of the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA) to combat bioterrorism and the "Turning Point" Model State Public Health Act.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

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