“Human right to health” needs clarifying, experts agree

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 21 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2059
  1. Nayanah Siva

    Experts in philosophy, law, and medicine at a conference in London on 14 and 15 May, have said that a multidisciplinary approach is needed to determine what a human right to health might entail.

    The conference, organised by University College London and The Lancet, was dedicated to looking at the issues concerning the human right to health.

    “At the moment there is some vagueness about how to best understand the content of the human right to health, and this needs much further development,” said Jonathan Wolff, of the, University of College London’s Department of Philosophy, who helped organise the conference.

    “An interdisciplinary approach is needed to try to understand …

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