The Human Right to Health

The Human Right to Health 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 s

  • Title: The Human Right to Health
  • Author: Jonathan Wolff
  • ISBN: 9780393063356
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 voiFew 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.

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    1. An interesting, rigorous little book examining whether there is a fundamental “right to health” and what this means- as well as discussing the consequences, both positive and negative, of viewing health through the lens of a human rights framework. And yes, there are surprisingly enough, some negative results of viewing health this way. For example, advocacy efforts stemming from a belief that health should be characterized as a human right have led to disease-specific efforts, like focusing [...]

    2. Who would disagree with the fundamental right to human health? Jonathan frames the legal landscape today for establishing a human right to health, then cogently explains why this is ultimately a positive step forward. Ensuring the right to health to all may appear insurmountable, but it is an important work in progress. In 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights took the first bold step in acknowledging the right to medical care as a determinant of health and well-being. This was followed [...]

    3. A quick read, easily digestible and what is probably an introduction to the idea of the human right to health. Interesting moments re: (some) rationalisation of patents/pricing for medicines by Big Pharma, history of HIV/AIDs and early responses, and health issues that cannot be "solved" by funding (ex. maternal and infant mortality). Well referenced with an accessible bibliography. Well worth the time if you're interested in health, medicine, and international law.

    4. More of an historical than ethical analysis but the excellent critique of World Bank and IMF policies (last chapters) makes up for it. Since around 1970 their policies have lead to short-term pain which were argued to cause benefits in the long run. We have measured for several years that the result is long-term losses instead of benefits. How long will we keep repeating ourselves while expecting different outcomes? And why?

    5. Amnesty International's arguement for health care as a right just as much as civil rights and universal education. Well written in everyday language, and thought provoking. Seems like a utopian vision and grand vision for mankind.

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