212976 Right-based approaches and the Millennium Development Goals(MDG)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 3:30 PM

Monika S. Sawhney, MSW , School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Elvira Beracochea, MD, MPH , MIDEGO, Fairfax, VA
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are the first right-based approach (RBA) to develop mandkind at global scale and save billions of people from poverty, hunger, sickness, death, descrimination and environmental self-destruction. This presentation analyzes various approaches to reach the MDGs from an RBA perpective and the implications of attaining measurable goals to current levels of aid effectivness, accountability, sustainability of health service strengthning interventions and degree of local ownership. The presentation shares lessons learned and practical recommentations to do more with less and reach the poorest communities whose rights have been chronically postponed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss ways of applying right-based approaches towards achieving goals at global scale 2. List approaches that increase aid effectiveness and accountability

Keywords: Public Health, Human Rights

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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