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Both Medium and Message: HIV/AIDS, Information and Communication in Africa
The African AIDS epidemic continues to pose severe public health and developmental problems for many African nations. A primary impediment in the fight against AIDS is a lack of information andExpand
Is universal health coverage the practical expression of the right to health care?
The present Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015 and their next iteration is now being discussed within the international community. With regards to health, the World HealthExpand
'Rights' and Wrongs: What Utility for the Right to Health in Reforming Trade Rules on Medicines?
  • L. Forman
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Health and human rights
  • 4 March 2009
This paper explores the legal and normativepotential of the right to health to mitigate the restrictive impact of trade-related intellectual property rules on access to medicines, as evidenced by theExpand
Addressing legal and political barriers to global pharmaceutical access: Options for remedying the impact of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the
Abstract Despite myriad programs aimed at increasing access to essential medicines in the developing world, the global drug gap persists. This paper focuses on the major legal and politicalExpand
Provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not an end in itself but a means to achieving improved wellness for people living with HIV. Rehabilitation, broadly defined, is another key contributor toExpand
Exploring synergies between human rights and public health ethics: A whole greater than the sum of its parts
BackgroundThe fields of human rights and public health ethics are each concerned with promoting health and elucidating norms for action. To date, however, little has been written about theExpand
Analyzing the impact of trade and investment agreements on pharmaceutical policy: provisions, pathways and potential impacts
Trade and investment agreements negotiated after the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) have included increasingly elevatedExpand
Employing human rights frameworks to realize access to an HIV cure
The scale of the HIV pandemic – and the stigma, discrimination and violence that surrounded its sudden emergence – catalyzed a public health response that expanded human rights in principle andExpand
Competing conceptualizations of decent work at the intersection of health, social and economic discourses.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), decent work is critical to economic and social progress and well-being. The ILO's Decent Work Agenda outlines four directions (creating jobs,Expand
Deepening the Relationship between Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health
The social determinants of health and human rights describe where and how we live and thrive. They express our actual and optimal conditions of housing and nutrition; our social, cultural, andExpand