With a Foreword by Paul Hunt, University of Essex, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health (2002-2008) "The key challenge confronting the health and human rights movement is the translation of international and national human rights law into operational policies, programmes and other health-related interventions. Nowhere is this more challenging - and more important - than within countries." (from the Foreword by Paul Hunt) This interdisciplinary study analyses how the internationally guaranteed human 'right to health' is realized by States at a national level. It brings together scholars from more than ten different countries, each of them analyzing the right to health in his or her country or region. They all focus on particular themes that are important in their country, such as health inequalities, the Millennium Development Goals, or the privatization of healthcare. And despite the differences in context, lessons can be learned from the rich experiences of the others, to learn how different countries implement (or not) health-related rights. In this book scholars, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of human rights law, health law, public health and their intersections will find a rich source of information, giving a boost to the international debate on propagation and implementation of the universal Right to Health.
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Health and Millennium Development Goals in Africa: Deconstructing the Thorny Path to Success Ensuring the Realization of the Right to Health through the African Union (AU) System: A Review of its Normative, Policy and Institutional Frameworks Equality and the Right to Health: A Preliminary Assessment of China The Right to Health in Japan: its implications and challenges Codification and implementation of the Right to Health in the Arab World The right to health and access to health care in Saudi Arabia with a particular focus on the women and migrants The Realization of the Right to Health for Refugees in Jordan The Right to Health: the Next American Dream The Brazilian Human Rights Indicators System: The Case of the Right to Health Aboriginal-specific Health Initiatives and Accessible Health Care in Canada; are goodwill initiatives enough The Right to Health in Peru: persistent vulnerabilities in the context of HIV/AIDS The Right to Health for Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups: Russia as a Case Study The Challenges to Realising the Right to Health in Ireland Dutch Realities: Evaluating Dutch Health Care Reform from a Human Rights Perspective.
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