Blog Post Discusses Role Of Human Rights In Reaching Global Health Goals

BMC Blog: Human Rights Day: Advancing Human Rights for Global Health through the World Health Organization
Benjamin Mason Meier, associate professor of global health policy, and the Zachary Taylor Smith, distinguished chair in public policy, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues discuss the importance of International Human Rights Day, which takes place annually on December 10th. The authors examine “the context of human rights as a basis for the advancement of global health,” and write, “The celebration of International Human Rights Day provides a reminder that human rights are universal and inalienable, and yet are all too often flouted in meeting health goals, raising an imperative to take stock of how far global actors have come in delivering on the right to health, health-related human rights, and rights-based approaches to health” (12/6).