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Author Koleva, Zlatka, editor

Title The Right to Health : a Multi-Country Study of Law, Policy and Practice / Brigit Toebes, Rhonda Ferguson, Milan M. Markovic, Obiajulu Nnamuchi, Editors ; Zlatka Koleva, Assistant Editor
Published The Hague, The Netherlands : Asser Press, [2014]
Berlin : Springer Verlag, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 456 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents PART I. AFRICA -- 1. Health and Millennium Development Goals in Africa: Deconstructing the Thorny Path to Success / Obiajulu Nnamuchi -- 2. Ensuring the Realization of the Right to Health Through the African Union (AU) System: A Review of Its Normative, Policy and Institutional Frameworks / Getahun A. Mosissa
PART II. ASIA -- 3. Equality and the Right to Health: A Preliminary Assessment of China / Shengnan Qiu -- 4. The Right to Health in Japan: Its Implications and Challenges / Tokuko Munesue
PART III. MIDDLE EAST -- 5. Codification and Implementation of the 'Right to Health' in the Arab World / Salman Rawaf and Sondus Hassounah -- 6. The Right to Health and Access to Health Care in Saudi Arabia with a Particular Focus on the Women and Migrants / Lara Walker -- 7. The Realization of the Right to Health for Refugees in Jordan / Katharine Heus and Thamer Sartawi
PART IV. THE AMERICAS -- 8. The Right to Health: The Next American Dream / Dabney P. Evans -- 9. The Brazilian Human Rights Indicators System: The Case of the Right to Health / Aline Albuquerque -- 10. Aboriginal-Specific Health Initiatives and Accessible Health Care in Canada; Are Goodwill Initiatives Enough / Rhonda Ferguson -- 11. The Right to Health in Peru: Persistent Vulnerabilities in the Context of HIV/AIDS / Ruth Iguiñiz, Nancy Palomino and Marco Barboza
PART V. EUROPE -- 12. The Right to Health for Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups: Russia as a Case Study / Natalya Pestova -- 13. The Challenges to Realising the Right to Health in Ireland / Adam McAuley -- 14. Dutch Realities: Evaluating Health Care Reform in the Netherlands from a Human Rights Perspective / Brigit Toebes and Maite San Giorgi
PART VI. CONCLUSIONS -- 15. Conclusions / Rhonda Ferguson, Obiajulu Nnamuchi and Milan M. Markovic -- About the Authors
Summary "This interdisciplinary study engages with the fields of human rights law, health law, and public health. It analyses how the internationally guaranteed human 'right to health' is realized by States at a national level. It brings together scholars from more than ten different countries, with each of them analyzing the right to health in their country or region. They all focus on a particular theme that is important in their country, such as health inequalities, the Millennium Development Goals, or the privatization of healthcare. This book is relevant for scholars, practitioners and policy makers in the field of human rights law, health law, public health and the intersection between these three fields."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 15, 2016)
Subject Right to health.
Medical laws and legislation.
Medical policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Toebes, Brigit C. A., editor
Ferguson, Rhonda, editor
Markovic, Milan M., editor
Nnamuchi, Obiajulu, editor
ISBN 9462650144 (electronic bk.)
9789462650145 (electronic bk.)