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Public health & human rights : evidence-based approaches

edited by Chris Beyrer and H.F. Pizer.
  • Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
  • xxxv, 470 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Local Subjects
Genre
  • Cross-cultural studies.
Summary
  • Human rights violations are underlying causes of adverse health outcomes for vulnerable people and populations around the world. Public Health and Human Rights provides critical, evidence-based assessments and tools with which to investigate the role of rights abrogation in the health of populations -- from repressive laws to social discord, gender-based violence, human trafficking, and violations in conflict. Divided into three sections, this provocative study investigates how the complex interactions between rights and disease can best be studied, analyzed, and remedied; how the efforts of human rights advocates affect health outcomes; and how the tools of modern public health can assist in documenting, understanding, and preventing human rights violations. Part I illuminates the powerful relationship between rights work and public health practice in Thailand, Russia, Burma, and China and in U.S. prisons. Part II explores new tools and new uses of old tools for rights-based public health research. Part III confronts current policy approaches -- such as Brazil's integration of rights, HIV/AIDS programming, and the contradictory and confounding global policies on illicit drugs -- and offers recommendations for future programs and strategies.
Contents
  • Health and human rights in the midst of a drug war: the Thai drug users' network / Thomas Kerr [and others]
  • The impact of human rights violations on health among internally displaced persons in conflict zones: Burma / Thomas J. Lee [and others]
  • Consequences of a stalled response: iatrogenic epidemic among blood donors in central China / Wan Yanhai and Li Xiaorong
  • Women's health and women's rights: selling sex in Moscow / Julie Stachowiak and Alena Peryshkina
  • Reducing harm in prisons: lessons from the United States and worldwide / Julie Samia Mair
  • Using molecular tools to track epidemics and investigate human rights and disease interactions / Chris Beyrer
  • Documenting the effects of trafficking in women / Cathy Zimmerman and Charlotte Watts
  • Documenting sexual violence among internally displaced women: Sierra Leone / Chen Reis
  • The crime of genocide: Darfur / Jennifer Leaning
  • Public health research in a human rights crisis: the effects of the Thai "war on drugs" / Susan Sherman, Apinun Aramrattana, and David Celentano.
  • Maps in the sand: investigating health and human rights in Afghanistan and Darfur / Lynn Lawry
  • Civil conflict and health information: The democratic Republic of Congo / Chris Beyrer [and others]
  • From human rights principles to public health practice: HIV/AIDS policy in Brazil / Varun Gauri, Chris Beyrer, and Denise Vaillancourt
  • Seeing double: mapping contradictions in HIV prevention and illicit drug policy worldwide / Daniel Wolfe and Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
  • Human rights and public health ethics responding to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic / Jonathan Cohen, Nancy Kass, and Chris Beyrer
  • Gender and sexual health rights: Burma / Voravit Suwanvanichkij [and others]
  • Advocacy strategies for affording the right to health / Holly Burkhalter.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Eisenhower copy: Gift of Johns Hopkins University Press; FY2008.
  • OCLC
ISBN
  • 9780801886461
  • 0801886465
  • 9780801886478
  • 0801886473
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2006039837
  • OCLC: 76871485
  • OCLC: 76871485

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