Could a Constitutionally-based Rights Approach to Health Service Delivery Lead to Better Health - Video

Albert G. Mulley
Director, The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, Dartmouth College

Marc Roberts
Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Harvard School of Public Health

Harald Thomas Schmidt
Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy;
Research Associate, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Rodrigo Uprimny
Executive Director, Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia), Colombia


The structure of a health system is a reflection of the values and principles guiding the functioning of a society. In this sense, it is the result of the contract that prevails in society, i.e. the result of the relationship between its members and how they incur responsibilities and exercise their rights.

The general questions that emerge from this context and that this session will address are: in concrete terms, what are the changes that the adoption of a rights-based approach would bring to a health system? Or in other words, how different would health systems function from what we know today, if they were to be engendered using a rights-based approach? Ultimately, could a rights-based approach help a country achieve better health outcomes?

The moderator will ask questions in an interview format to gather the different perspectives and experiences of the panelists. These questions aim at provoking a frank, open but heated debate between them. The debate will later be open to the audience.



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    G. Mulley, Albert; Roberts, Marc; Thomas S., Harald; Uprimny, Rodrigo
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  • Año de edición
    5 mayo 2014
  • Duración
    1 hr 38 min 22 sg