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SUBSTANTIVE WORK OF WHO, PARTICULARLY IN RELATION TO HEALTH SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT, SHOULD COUNTER THE PRIVATIZATION AGENDA, BUT DOES IT?

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Human Rights: Food for a captive thought   Human Rights Reader 406     Donor countries (the US in particular) continue to push WHO towards working with industry through ‘multi‐stakeholder partnerships’, rather than giving WHO the chance to implement regulatory and fiscal strategies that could make a real difference. (David Legge) Moreover, bilateral donors (and […]

THE MOST COMMON DESCRIPTION OF HEALTH INEQUALITY TRENDS AMONG AND WITHIN COUNTRIES IS THAT HEALTH INEQUALITIES ARE INCREASING: A CLEAR INFRINGEMENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHT TO HEALTH.

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Human rights: Food for an evidence-overwhelming thought   Human Rights Reader 403   [Mostly abstracted from chapter 18 of the International Panel on Social Progress, 2016]   -Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. –A purely biomedical understanding of diminished health and preventable mortality misses key dimensions of social and economic issues. […]

OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT FOR GLOBAL HEALTH JUSTICE; IT IS FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND JUSTICE, AS WELL AS FOR GLOBAL HEALTH WITH JUSTICE. (Lawrence Gostin)

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Right to health: Food for a de-commodification thought   Human Rights Reader 390   The reason why global health policy-makers are not implementing the knowledge generated by global health scholars with the right empirical, every-day experience, is not because they use different normative standards; it is because, when selecting priorities, too many policy-makers are politically […]

IF DEFENDING AND STRUGGLING FOR THE FULFILMENT OF THE RIGHT TO HEALTH IS CONSIDERED SUBVERSIVE, IT MAKES US SUBVERSIVE. THIS IS AN INVITATION. LET’S ALL SCHEME AND CHALLENGE! (L. Weinstein)

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Food for a subversive thought   Human Rights Reader 371   In the words of a Dean of Johns Hopkins University, work in the health sector requires the flexibility of an earthworm, the ability of a locksmith and the capability of mounting a grand indignation of a lawyer. (…in Philadelphia in the original quote).   […]

HEALTH: NOT CHARITY, NOT MERCHANDISE: A HUMAN RIGHT. (part 2 of 2)

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  Food for a thought to be dreamed every night   Human Rights Reader 303   Nowadays, public health and the right to health have come to mean too many things to different people.   15.   Public health is a specialty in which health practitioners should have to turn to past proven achievements for enlightenment. […]




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