This course examines the intersection of health and human rights in theory and in practice. Promotion and protection of human rights and promotion and protection of health are fundamentally linked to health policies and programs and can promote respect, protection and promotion of human rights and human rights principles through their design and implementation. Conversely, systemic or structural deficits can negatively impact human rights
protections. Meanwhile, documentation of human rights violations and promoting accountability for effective protection and prevention of violations can be central to improving health outcomes, particularly where mortality and morbidity are closely linked to such violations.
PI: Rita Giacaman
Team members: Reem Ladadwa, Shiraz Nasr