Health and Human Rights: Overview

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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 all 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, authors Sofia Gruskin and Daniel Tarantola attempt to set out what application of these concepts has meant to date in practice, discuss the application of ‘rights-based’ approaches to health, and suggest issues for further consideration.

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Editor-in-Chief: Michael J. Caplan
Editorial Board:
 Walter F. Boron, Emile L. Boulpaep, Ralph A. Bradshaw, David B. Bylund, Bruce M. Carlson, S.J. Enna, Ilpo Huhtaniemi, Shashikant “Shashi” Kulkarni, Brian W.J. Mahy, Luciano Martini, Linda M. McManus, Charlene A. McQueen, Rick Mitchell, Roger J. Narayan, Stella R. Quah, George B. Richerson, Philip D. Stahl, Yi-Wei Tang, Katherine L. Tucker
Authors: Sofia Gruskin, Daniel Tarantola
Published By: Elsevier, Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences
Date: February 9, 2016
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