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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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Haiti: an overview of its right to health history and future directions

Haiti: an overview of its right to health history and future directions

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(p.91) Chapter 6 Haiti: an overview of its right to health history and future directions
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Advancing the Human Right to Health
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Donna Barry

Kate Greene

Wesler Lambert

Fernet Léandre

Loune Viaud

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0006

This chapter examines the role of the right to health in the face of extreme poverty following decades of political and economic oppression in Haiti, highlighting the importance of rights-based approaches to international aid. It begins with an overview of Haiti’s health indicators. It then discusses Haiti’s human rights’ obligations; the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of healthcare; and future directions towards the right to health.

Keywords:   right to health, health inequality, health policy, public health, framework convention on global health, jalt

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