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    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, …

    Editorial: Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tuberculosis.

    This special section of Health and Human Rights Journal focuses much-needed attention on tuberculosis (TB) and human rights—particularly the right to health. Even as TB …

    TB in Vulnerable Populations: The Case of an Indigenous Community in the Peruvian Amazon

    This article analyzes the factors associated with vulnerability of the Ashaninka, the most populous indigenous Peruvian Amazonian people, to tuberculosis (TB). By applying a human …

    Projects

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

    Project team: Siri Gloppen, Camila Gianella, Lise Rakner, Liv Tønnessen, Malcolm Langford Development actors have increasingly recognised the importance of the political determinants of health. …

    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 …