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The right to the highest attainable standard of health

Hunt, Paul and Backman, Gunilla and Bueno De Mesquita, Judith and Finer, Louise and Khosla, Rajat and Korljan, Dragana and Oldring, Lisa (2009) 'The right to the highest attainable standard of health.' In: Detels, Roger and Beaglehole, Robert and Lansang, Mary Ann and Gulliford, Martin, (eds.) Oxford Textbook of Public Health (5th edition). Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199218707

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which is enshrined in several legally binding international treaties, as well as numerous national constitutions. It outlines the complementary relationship between public health and the right to the highest attainable standard of health, and provides a framework for analysing this human right. This analytical framework is then applied, by way of illustration, to neglected diseases, mental disability, sexual and reproductive health, and water and sanitation. The conclusion identifies the key features of a health system from the perspective of the right to the highest attainable standard of health.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2012 15:27
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 08:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3664

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