Health and health-research priorities: Has WHO got it right?

Lopez, Alan D. (2008) Health and health-research priorities: Has WHO got it right?. The Lancet, 372 9649: 1525-1527. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61632-3


Author Lopez, Alan D.
Title Health and health-research priorities: Has WHO got it right?
Journal name The Lancet   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0140-6736
1474-547X
0099-5355
0212-0151
Publication date 2008-11-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61632-3
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 372
Issue 9649
Start page 1525
End page 1527
Total pages 3
Editor Richard Horton
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Lancet Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject C1
920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract While the right to health is increasingly referenced in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) discussions, its contribution to global health and development remains subject to considerable debate. This hypothesis explores the potential influence of the right to health on the formulation of health goals in 4 major SDG reports. We analyse these reports through a social constructivist lens which views the use of rights rhetoric as an important indicator of the extent to which a norm is being adopted and/or internalized. Our analysis seeks to assess the influence of this language on goals chosen, and to consider accordingly the potential for rights discourse to promote more equitable global health policy in the future.
Keyword Global Health Policy
Right to Health
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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