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Advancing the Human Right to Health$
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José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, and Lawrence O. Gostin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.001.0001

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The right to health in post-apartheid era South Africa

The right to health in post-apartheid era South Africa

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(p.129) Chapter 9 The right to health in post-apartheid era South Africa
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Advancing the Human Right to Health
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Charles Ngwena

Rebecca Cook

Ebenezer Durojaye

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0009

This chapter assesses the role of constitutional protections for the right to healthcare and their judicial interpretation in post-apartheid South Africa. The discussions cover the transformation of the political and constitutional landscape of South Africa; the health of the South African population; historical background to South African healthcare; South Africa’s human rights laws; the role of quasi-judicial bodies in implementing the right to health; policy and legislative frameworks on the right to health; and implementing the right to health.

Keywords:   south african healthcare, health policy, public health, human rights law

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