CB 399: Public Health 101: Health & Human Rights Summer 2015

Public Health 101: Health & Human Rights
Health as a Human Right with a Focus on the Global South

Course Director: Dr. Eric Rubin

Lecturers:
Clara Burbano-Herrera , LLB, MA, PhD
Fulbright Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health
Raabya Rossenkhan, MSc, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health

Guest Speakers:
Camila Gianella, MSc, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Bergen, Norway
Diana Goretty Oviedo, MSc, PhD
Research Fellow, National University of Colombia, Colombia
Margareta Matache, BA, MA, PhD

Course Contact: cburbano@hsph.harvard.edu or rrossenk@hsph.Harvard.edu

Most states of the Global South have ratified international human rights treaties that recognize the right to health. However, in practice many people have no access to health services and facilities. They cannot enjoy the minimum conditions to maintain a healthy life and are on several occasions neglected by state policies and programs.

This course aims to provide a general overview of what the right to health entails, how a state may be proactive at tackling a health issue or violating these rights and which strategies have been developed at the national and international levels by civil society, scientists and practitioners to make the right to health real, more effective and accessible to everyone, including the most vulnerable groups in society.

The course will address the cases of tuberculosis in Peru, Roma women and forced sterilization in East European countries, health of detainees in Latin-America and HIV-AIDS in Botswana, among others. It will also address problems pertaining to availability of resources, equality, non-discrimination, appropriate remedies and enforcement of health rights.

To that end the Nanocourse course brings together scholars and experts from different continents and countries to discuss current issues concerning health in the context of human rights.

Schedule: 

First Session (open to the Harvard community): Thursday, July 2, 2015 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Second Session (limited to registered students): Thursday, July 9, 2015 10 AM – 1 PM

Location: Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Building 1, Conference room 1002A

 

DROP DEADLINE: Thursday, July 2, 2015

 

AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION.  PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL