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Both Medium and Message: HIV/AIDS, Information and Communication in Africa
- L. Forman
- Political Science
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 and…
Do not violate the International Health Regulations during the COVID-19 outbreak
Global health governance in the sustainable development goals: Is it grounded in the right to health?
The paper maps the current reality of global health governance now that the post‐2015 Sustainable Development Goals are beginning to be implemented and evaluates four essential functions of the global health system from a normative, rights‐based, analysis on how each of these governance functions should operate.
Is universal health coverage the practical expression of the right to health care?
- G. Ooms, L. A. Latif, L. Forman
- Political Science, MedicineBMC International Health and Human Rights
- 24 February 2014
It is found that to be a practical expression of the right to health – at least one element is missing in present authoritative definitions of universal health coverage: a straightforward confirmation that international assistance is essential, not optional.
'Rights' and Wrongs: What Utility for the Right to Health in Reforming Trade Rules on Medicines?
- L. Forman
- Political ScienceHealth and human rights
- 4 March 2009
It is suggested that the AIDS medicines experience offers strategic guidance for realizing the right to health's transformative potential with regard to essential medicines more generally.
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…
- J. C. Cohen-Kohler, L. Forman, Nathaniel Lipkus
- Political ScienceHealth Economics, Policy and Law
- 1 July 2008
It is argued that several policy and research routes should be taken to mitigate the restrictive impact of TRIps and TRIPS-plus rules, including greater use of TRIPS flexibilities, advancement of human rights, and an ethical framework for essential medicines distribution.
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, and…
Exploring synergies between human rights and public health ethics: A whole greater than the sum of its parts
- S. Nixon, L. Forman
- Political Science, MedicineBMC international health and human rights
- 31 January 2008
This article explores how a combined approach may make a more comprehensive contribution to resolving normative health issues and to advancing a normative framework for global health action than either approach made alone.
Competing conceptualizations of decent work at the intersection of health, social and economic discourses.
Analyzing the impact of trade and investment agreements on pharmaceutical policy: provisions, pathways and potential impacts
- D. Gleeson, J. Lexchin, Kenneth C. Shadlen
- Political Science, MedicineGlobalization and Health
- 1 November 2019
A framework exploring the ways in which trade and investment agreements may affect pharmaceutical policy was developed, based on an analysis of four recently negotiated regional trade agreements, linking ten types of provisions in the four trade agreements to potential impacts on four core pharmaceutical policy objectives via various pathways.