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Global Justice and Bioethics$
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Joseph Millum and Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195379907

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379907.001.0001

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Global Justice and Health

Global Justice and Health

The Basis of the Global Health Duty

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Chapter 4 Global Justice and Health
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Global Justice and Bioethics
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Jonathan Wolff

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379907.003.0004

This chapter raises the question of the basis of global health duty to wealthy and developed nations—that they should make a concerted effort to provide medical care for developing nations. There are two approaches that can be used to address the global health duty: language and human rights. Language can determine how a problem is framed and offer a variety of solutions to that effect. The human rights angle is based on judiciary concerns, although there has yet to be a specific mandate for that right.

Keywords:   global health duty, developed nations, developing nations, language, human rights

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