How should implementation of the human right to health be assessed? A scoping review of the public health literature from 2000 to 2021

Posted on 23.09.2022 - 03:27
Abstract The human right to health is a critical legal tool to achieve health justice, and universal health coverage is included among the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the content and meaning of the right to health may not be used adequately in public health research. We conducted a scoping review of the literature to discover the extent to which the legal principles underlying the right to health are used in public health. We mapped the various attempts to assess implementation of this right since its legal content was clarified in 2000. The first studies emerged in 2006, with an increase and a wider variety of investigations since 2015. We observe that some key principles do form the basis of right-to-health assessments, but some concepts remain unfamiliar. Critically, public health academics may have limited access to human rights research on health, which creates a gap in knowledge between the two disciplines.

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Montel, Lisa; Ssenyonga, Naomi; Coleman, Michel P.; Allemani, Claudia (2022): How should implementation of the human right to health be assessed? A scoping review of the public health literature from 2000 to 2021. figshare. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.6211924.v1
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