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    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 …

    Giving Effect to Children’s Right to Health in Colombia? Analysing the Implementation of Court Decisions Ordering Health System Reform

    Despite major developments to provide conceptual clarity to the legal enforcement of economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights, research analysing the processes of implementing court …

    Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?

    The last fifteen years have seen a tremendous growth in the number of health rights cases focusing on issues such as access to health services …

    Projects

    Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery

    OPERATIONALIZING A RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH TO HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY (RBA-healthdelivery) is a joint effort by CMI, The World Bank and Harvard University to develop a participatory methodology for …

    Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America

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

    Litigating the Right to Health

    Right to health through litigation? Can court enforced health rights improve health policy? The project investigates whether litigation can make health policies and -systems in …