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IN TIMES OF EXTREME HUMAN RIGHTS NEGLECT AND OF EXTREME ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLUNDER, EXTREME MEASURES ARE NEEDED

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Food for an extreme thought   Human Rights Reader 339     A specter is haunting (not only) Europe: The specter of human rights.   The MDGs never were a global agenda for development; now we need one -Even The Economist recognized that the MDGs are actually ends without means. -In many countries, the MDGs […]

ALTHOUGH ETHICS IS THE PROPER LANGUAGE OF MEDICINE; HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE PROPER LANGUAGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH. (part three of three)

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Food for shaping a thought (3) Human Rights Reader 254 -In public health, we uncritically assume scarcity of resources without asking why scarcity. -WHO comes with technical advice, the World Bank comes with money….countries usually prefer the money. 6. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the human right to health 39. Together with others, I […]

ARE YOU MDGs-SKEPTIC? I AM.

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October blog Claudio Schuftan ARE YOU MDGs-SKEPTIC? I AM. Some have calculated that, with current development trends remaining the norm, poverty will be eradicated in something like 70 or more years. It is fitting to devote this column to the MDGs since the UN just deliberated over them thirty days ago as we reached the […]




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