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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 domestic implementation of the international right to health: the Philippine experience

The domestic implementation of the international right to health: the Philippine experience

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(p.143) Chapter 10 The domestic implementation of the international right to health: the Philippine experience
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Advancing the Human Right to Health
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Raul C. Pangalangan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0010

This chapter uses the Philippine experience to draw lessons on the human rights approach to health. The discussions cover the right to health under Philippine law; domestic programmes and legislation; responsibility for the right to health; and measuring the implementation of the right to health in the Philippines. It argues that in a fragile democracy like the Philippines, where state institutions are weak, health is best advanced as an internationally protected human right, normativized and internationalized, and thus insulated from elite-dominated domestic politics. The capacity of the Philippines to fulfil its international obligation to realize the right to health depends, in large part, on its own domestic constitutional set-up.

Keywords:   human rights, healthcare, health policy, philippine law, public health

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