A novel methodology for strengthening human rights based monitoring in public health: Family planning indicators as an illustrative example

Patient education session, Uganda.

The last few years have seen a rise in the number of global and national initiatives that seek to incorporate human rights into public health practice. Nonetheless, a lack of clarity persists regarding the most appropriate indicators to monitor rights concerns in these efforts. Researchers developed a systematic methodology, using contraceptive services and programs as a case study, to help determine the extent to which indicators commonly used in public health capture human rights concerns. Their work was published in PLOS One.

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Authors: Sofia Gruskin, Laura Ferguson, Shubha Kumar, Alexandra Nicholson, Moazzam Ali and Rajat Khosla
Published By: PLOS One
Date: Dec. 8, 2017
Publication Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0186330