What do core obligations under the right to health bring to universal health coverage?

Forman, Lisa, Beiersmann, Claudia, Brolan, Claire E., McKee, Martin, Hammonds, Rachel and Ooms, Gorik (2016) What do core obligations under the right to health bring to universal health coverage?. Health and Human Rights, 18 2: 23-34.

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Author Forman, Lisa
Beiersmann, Claudia
Brolan, Claire E.
McKee, Martin
Hammonds, Rachel
Ooms, Gorik
Title What do core obligations under the right to health bring to universal health coverage?
Journal name Health and Human Rights   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1079-0969
Publication date 2016-12-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 23
End page 34
Total pages 12
Place of publication Boston, MA, United States
Publisher Harvard School of Public Health
Language eng
Abstract Can the right to health, and particularly the core obligations of states specified under this right, assist in formulating and implementing universal health coverage (UHC), now included in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals? In this paper, we examine how core obligations under the right to health could lead to a version of UHC that is likely to advance equity and rights. We first address the affinity between the right to health and UHC as evinced through changing definitions of UHC and the health domains that UHC explicitly covers. We then engage with relevant interpretations of the right to health, including core obligations. We turn to analyze what core obligations might bring to UHC, particularly in defining what and who is covered. Finally, we acknowledge some of the risks associated with both UHC and core obligations and consider potential avenues for mitigating these risks.
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Additional Notes https://www.hhrjournal.org/2016/12/what-do-core-obligations-under-the-right-to-health-bring-to-universal-health-coverage/

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