Non-Communicable Diseases and Human Rights: Global Synergies, Gaps and Opportunities

Global Public Health

A new article in Global Public Health, published by professors Laura Ferguson and Sofia Gruskin, along with co-authors, identifies that the incorporation of human rights in health policy and programs remains under-explored in relation to non-communicable diseases.

Aiming to understand existing synergies and how they might be further strengthened, “Non-Communicable Diseases and Human Rights: Global Synergies, Gaps and Opportunities” assesses the extent to which human rights are considered in global NCD policies and strategies and the degree of attention given to NCDs by select United Nations human rights mechanisms.

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Authors: Laura Ferguson, Daniel Tarantola, Michael Hoffmann & Sofia Gruskin
Published By: Global Public Health
Date: March 28, 2016
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