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IN A WAY, PUBLIC HEALTH DEALS WITH ‘STATISTICAL LIVES’ AND NOT WITH ‘REAL LIVES’ AS THE HUMAN RIGHT TO HEALTH DOES.

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Food for a non-statistical thought   Human Rights Reader 317   -‘We fight against all diseases, including injustice’. (Medicos del Mundo) – Rather than simply asking in general terms for the right to health to be protected and fulfilled, we should be asking how the dynamics of globalization, and the power relations behind it, are […]

About the Social Determinant of Health

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  November blog                                                                                              Claudio Schuftan This is a bit belated report from the Rio World Conference on the Social Determinants of Health. The conference was convened by the World Health Organization together with the government of Brazil, to whom many thanks, for their enabling many colleagues from the People’s Health Movement to attend. […]

SOCIAL MEDICINE AS A PRAXIS IS PROFOUNDLY LINKED TO THE PRAXIS OF EMANCIPATORY HUMAN RIGHTS.

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Food for an emancipatory thought Human Rights Reader 242 Time was when we could; we’ve come to the time we can; we do not want to come to a time when we’re out of options. (adapted from Haiku #1533, J. Koenig). 1. As HR activists working in health, we face a double challenge. We must […]




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