The right to sutures: social epidemiology, human rights, and social justice
Sridhar Venkatapuram, Ruth Bell, and Michael Marmot
Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, HHR volume 12 number 2 - 2010
Available PDF [14p.] online at: http://bit.ly/fSsmjg
“……The article examines the convergences and contrasts between social epidemiology, social medicine, and human rights approaches toward advancing global health and health equity.
The first section describes the goals and work of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health.
The second section discusses the role of human rights in the Commission’s work.
The third section evaluates, from the perspective of social epidemiology, two rights-based approaches to advancing health and health equity as compared to a view that focuses more broadly on social justice.
The concluding section identifies four areas where social epidemiologists, practitioners of social medicine, and health and human rights advocates can and must work together in order to make progress on health and health equity…..”
Sridhar Venkatapuram, ESRC–DFID Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and a member of the Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, at University College London, UK
Ruth Bell, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at
Michael Marmot, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, and served as Chairman of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health and the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England Post 2010.
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