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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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China’s evolution in progressively realizing the right to health

China’s evolution in progressively realizing the right to health

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(p.159) Chapter 11 China’s evolution in progressively realizing the right to health
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Advancing the Human Right to Health
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Philip D. Chen

Di Wu

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0011

This chapter recounts how health and food safety reform have played a central role in progressively realizing the right to health of the Chinese. It begins with an overview of China’s health indicators. It then discusses China’s legal and accountability framework; the availability and accessibility of healthcare; systemic challenges to the right to health; and how the Residential Registration (Hukou) System and treatment based on special occupational status prevent persons from receiving equitable health-related benefits.

Keywords:   health policy, food safety, public health, healthcare system, hukou, health inequality

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