A case for integrating human rights in public health policy

 

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dc.contributor.author London, Leslie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-28T09:05:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-28T09:05:53Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.1081
dc.identifier.citation London, L. (2006). A case for integrating human rights in public health policy. South African Medical Journal, 96(4), 302.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24656
dc.description.abstract In a global environment where human rights and well-being are coming under increasing threat, both from the spectre of terrorism and from the counter-reaction to it,1 and where international governance systems continue to pay lip service to poverty reduction while encouraging unbridled private accumulation of wealth resulting in huge inequalities between and within countries,2,3 the need to make human rights considerations an integral part of how public health policies are formulated cannot be overemphasised. Contestation over entitlements to socio-economic rights has troubled health care systems worldwide, from resource-poor settings in Africa, where questions have been raised as to whether human rights approaches are best suited to addressing the problem of AIDS in Africa,4,5 through to the over-consumptive USA where universal access to health care remains a policy objective doomed to unfulfilment under market-fixated economic systems.6,7
dc.source South African Medical Journal
dc.source.uri http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj
dc.title A case for integrating human rights in public health policy
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-11T10:41:56Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health en_ZA
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