Health and Human Rights Readers
Pgs. vi +111, Paperback
Price Rs.80/$5/£4 (Please add postage per copy - Within India: Rs. 20 / International postage: $2)
CEHAT has recently published the book "Health and Human Rights Readers" authored by Dr. Claudio Schuftan, an internationally known Public Health expert and health activist associated with the People's Health Movement. This book is a compilation of fifty-two "Readers in Human Rights", essays which have been previously circulated by Claudio on various electronic list-servers, some of the more recent Readers having been circulated on the PHA-exchange.
The goal underlying the Readers, in Claudio's words, is "to re-center the development debate, and to convincingly articulate the reasons for centering it around human rights. The readers give you food for thought and for action for just that."
The Readers discuss a wide range of issues such as Human Rights based planning; the role of the state, UN and civil society; Health sector reform and the unmet needs of the poor; Health Care Financing; vulnerability, access and discrimination; the role of NGOs; globalization, health rights and health sector reform; the right to adequate nutrition; the difference between project and process; and health rights and the law.
These informative yet provoking readers would appeal particularly to health activists, health professionals and health sector NGO workers who seek a clearer grasp of health rights and a stimulating guide to action. Here Claudio squarely places Human Rights concerns at the centre of all health work, and gives the call for "a start-over, a global movement, a grassroots revolution around the right to health."
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