4263.0 Rights-based Approaches to Health: Making Health Care Universal

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
The current global financial crisis and the new Obama administration present a unique opportunity to advance public health and human rights to a new level of performance based on the universal right to health, and to commit to do what is right for our growing global population within the existing resources available. Making rational use of the limited resources available along with a strong commitment to change can lead to a significant change in the way health and health care are perceived in the US and abroad. This panel will present the foundation to start on this path towards universal health coverage and improved return on the investments in health,as well as practical applications to do it.
Session Objectives: This is an invited panel of the IHRC.
Dabney Evans, MPH, CHES and Elvira Beracochea, MD, MPH
Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH , Lance Gable, JD, MPH , Salaam Semaan, DrPH , Corey Weinstein, MD, CCHP , Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS,CHES and Monika S. Sawhney, MSW

2:54 PM
Rights-based Approaches to HIV Prevention Among Drug Users
Salaam Semaan, DrPH, Don Des Jarlais, PhD, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, MSW, Alexandra Kirby, MA and Tanya Telfair Sharpe, PhD, MS
3:18 PM
Human Rights and Women's Health
Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS,CHES and Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya, JD,MPH,LLM
3:30 PM
Right-based approaches and the Millennium Development Goals(MDG)
Monika S. Sawhney, MSW and Elvira Beracochea, MD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)