History, principles, and practice of health and human rights

Individuals and populations suff er violations of their rights that aff ect health and wellbeing. Health professionals have a part to play in reduction and prevention of these violations and ensuring that health-related policies and practices promote rights. This needs eff orts in terms of advocacy, application of legal standards, and public-health programming. We discuss the changing views of human rights in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and propose further development of the right to health by increased practice, evidence, and action.

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Authors: Sofia Gruskin, Edward J. Mills, Daniel Tarantola
Published By: The Lancet
Date: August 4, 2007
Publication Link: http://qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/pluginfile.php/243068/mod_book/chapter/5466/Gruskin%202007.pdf