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    Vulnerable populations and the right to health: lessons from the Peruvian Amazon around tuberculosis control

    Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema’s article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health. Access the full …

    Caliban Unleashed: What role for strategic litigation in an illiberal era?

    Author: Alicia Ely Yamin What is the role for strategic litigation of social rights, and in particular health rights, in a world where democratic social …

    Revisiting Health Rights Litigation and Access to Medications in Costa Rica: Preliminary Evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration Reform

    Abstract In response to the incremental creation of an expansive constitutional right to health in Costa Rica, the country’s rights-friendly constitutional chamber of the Supreme …

    What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?

    Authors: Camila Gianella  Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado  Angélica Peñas Defago Latin America is the only region in the world where adolescent pregnancies are not decreasing. According …

    Realizing Universal Health Coverage in East Africa: the relevance of human rights

    Applying a robust human rights framework would change thinking and decision-making in efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and advance efforts to promote women’s, …

    Projects

    Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalisation, health impacts and game changers

    Why is homosexuality (encompassing lesbian, gay, bi, trans*/LGBT) more politicized and criminalized in Africa than elsewhere? Can similar politicization of abortion be prevented? And what …

    Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery

    Abstract: The research project a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery (RBA – health delivery) aims to develop a participatory methodology for operationalizing a rights-based approach to …

    Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America

    Abstract: The project analyses the strategic use of rights and law in battles over abortion rights in Latin America – and the various effects of …

    Litigating the Right to Health

    Abstract: The project investigates whether litigation can make health policies and -systems in poor countries more equitable by forcing policy-makers and administrators to take seriously …