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Similarly, the Declaration on the Right to Development emphasizes an active programme of international assistance and cooperation based on sovereign equality, interdependence and mutual interest. ” 32 H. Nygren-Krug In this spirit, “the framework of international cooperation” is referred to, which acknowledges, for instance, that the needs of developing countries should be taken into consideration in the area of health. The role of specialized agencies is recognized in human rights treaties in this context.
The Role of Leadership in Health Equity Halfdan Mahler, MD Let me start by giving you a very brief account of my first and last encounter with Dr Brock Chisholm, in New Delhi 52 years ago. As the only director-general in WHO’s history, Dr Chisholm insisted on having individual briefing by all field staff when he visited countries. ” Had Dr Chisholm been here today, I hope he might agree that I have learnt my lesson. ” For instance, I believe that the many who over and over again ridicule WHO’s definition of health in its Constitution have forgotten this Constitution and its Health definition.
However, the political sensitivities which underpin human rights in exposing how different population groups are treated, and why, hamper the extent to which human rights are welcomed as a driving force for data collection. More widely accepted is the notion that human rights are relevant to the way in which health data should be collected. This includes the choice of the methods of data collection which must include considerations on how to ensure respect for human rights, such as privacy, participation and non-discrimination.
Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine by S. William A. Gunn, Michele Masellis