Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law

by Lorian E. Hardcastle, Lisa Keels, Katherine L. Record et al.
World Health Organization, 2017

331 pp. 6.9 MB
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/252815/1/9789241511384-eng.pdf?ua=1

Soda tax in Mexico. Salt limits in South Africa. Plain tobacco packaging in Australia. National health insurance in Ghana. Mandatory motorcycle helmets in Vietnam. Health care in the United States of America. They are just some of the hundreds of examples of the vital role the law plays in safeguarding and promoting good health around the world. This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health law can be used to improve the health of the population, the report aims to encourage and assist governments to reform their public health laws in order to advance the right to health.

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