Human Right to Health

ISBN-10: 0393343383
ISBN-13: 9780393343380
Edition: 2013
Authors: Jonathan Wolff
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Description: Few topics in human rights have inspired as much debate as the right to health. Proponents would enshrine it as a fundamental right on a par with freedom of speech and freedom from torture. Detractors suggest that the movement constitutes an  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Few topics in human rights have inspired as much debate as the right to health. Proponents would enshrine it as a fundamental right on a par with freedom of speech and freedom from torture. Detractors suggest that the movement constitutes an impractical over-reach. Jonathan Wolff cuts through the ideological stalemate to explore both views. In an accessible, persuasive voice, he explores the philosophical underpinnings of the idea of a human right, assesses whether health meets those criteria, and identifies the political and cultural realities we face in attempts to improve the health of citizens in wildly different regions. Wolff ultimately finds that there is a path forward for proponents of the right to health, but to succeed they must embrace certain intellectual and practical changes. The Human Right to Health is a powerful and important contribution to the discourse on global health.

Jonathan Wolff is a professor of philosophy and the director of the Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health at university College London. He wrote a regular column for The Guardian in London, where he resides.

Introduction: The Human Right to Health Dilemma
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Background
Declarations, Covenants, and Constitutions
Progressive Realization and Core Obligations
The Human Right to Health and Its Critics
Rights, Humanitarianism, and Power
Rights and Human Rights
Philosophical Challenges
General Comment 14
The Human Right to Health in Practice
HIV/AIDS and the Human Right to Health
The Awakening of the Human Right to Health
HIV/AIDS Discovery and Response
Access to Treatment
HIV/AIDS and Haitians in the United States
The Global Spread of HIV/ATDS: Africa
The Hidden Cost of Treating HIV/AIDS
Conclusion
Problems and Prospects
The World Bank and Health Systems
TRIPS and the Price of Medicines
The Health Brain Drain
Research Ethics
Maternal Mortality and Newborn Survival
Conclusion
Where Next?
Emerging Campaigns
Governance and Activism
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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