Book launch of ‘The Right to Health: Theory and Practice’

Date: Monday 26 November 2012
Time: 12:45 pm 1:45 pm
Venue: Jerry Morris, LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
Type of event: Launch
Speaker(s): Gunilla Backman (ed.), Professor John Porter, and Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram, LSHTM

The international community, led by the United Nations and specifically the World Health Organization, has been working hard the last decade to elevate the health of individuals and populations to the level of a universal human right. In order to deepen our understanding of health and human rights and to promote its adoption and protection globally, some of the world’s leading health specialists and human rights specialists have written ‘The Right to Health: Theory and Practice’. The book aims to present the foundation in public health and human rights, with a specific focus on the right to health and the link to health system. Health cases  from developed and developing countries on different health issues are used to show how different fields – such as health, ethics, law, and the right to health – interact or can interact with one another to improve health outcomes. It presents what some of the right to health and tools are, how to apply them, and, if not applied, what the consequences could be. ‘The Right to Health: Theory and Practice’ is an invaluable reading for students and professionals within the fields of health and human rights.

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Cecile Knai

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