“Health and Human Rights: Overview,” in the International Encyclopedia of Public Health

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Human rights add value to the concrete work of public health in myriad ways. Of the institutions and individuals engaged in these efforts some take health as an entry point, others take human rights but no one approach has primacy over others. Despite this diversity, the frameworks within which they operate can be generally assigned to four broad categories: advocacy, legal, policy, and programs. In this article we attempt to set out what application of these concepts has meant to date in practice, discuss the application of ‘rights-based’ approaches to health in detail, and suggest issues for further consideration.

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Editors: Kris Heggenhougen (Editor-in-Chief), Stella Quah (Associate Editor-in-Chief)
Sofia Gruskin, Daniel Tarantola
Published By: Elsevier
Date: September 26, 2008
Publication Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123739605003968

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