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Lancet. 2007 Aug 4;370(9585):449-55.

History, principles, and practice of health and human rights.

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Program on International Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA. sgruskin@hsph.harvard.edu

Abstract

Individuals and populations suffer violations of their rights that affect health and wellbeing. Health professionals have a part to play in reduction and prevention of these violations and ensuring that health-related policies and practices promote rights. This needs efforts in terms of advocacy, application of legal standards, and public-health programming. We discuss the changing views of human rights in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and propose further development of the right to health by increased practice, evidence, and action.

PMID:
17679022
DOI:
10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61200-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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