Since 1950, December 10th has served to advance the cause of Human Rights and in particular the human right to health. For millions of people throughout the world, however, full enjoyment of the right to health remains a distant goal. Despite some progress in poverty reduction, poverty is still a principal driving force behind ill health, lack of access to healthcare and medicines and under-development. At the same time, awareness of the interplay between human rights, social development and the social determinants of health increasingly feature on global policy agendas on poverty, equality and health. Where do regional organisations fit into these agendas, and how can they be enabled to progress them in the interests of the human right to health?
Riggirozzi, P. Human rights to health: a case for regional pro-poor approaches. Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (2014) 3 pp. [PRARI Policy Brief No 4]