Application Global Health

Application Global Health Policy Paper The international human right to health has been established through various international agreements and other documents, as depicted in “Table 12: Sources

for the human right to health” (pp. 279–280). Among the principles that are asserted as human rights are the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of public health and health care services. In this Application Assignment you are asked to

analyze a global public health problem using the international human right to health as a framework. In what ways would a human rights approach to the problem help to provide solutions to the health threat? Begin by examining a global health problem, such

as a particular infectious or chronic disease or type of injury. Alternatively, choose specific public health problems such as lack of access to medical or dental care, war, or a natural disaster. Research your topic by locating and reading at least three

primary research articles. Then, write a 3- to 5-page paper in which you address the following: Explain why your selected health threat is global and not national in nature. Using the international human right to health as a framework, describe the severity

of this problem. Focus particularly on the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of public health and health-care services related to your chosen global health threat. (Refer to Box 17, p. 281.) Do you think that a human rights approach is

an appropriate and effective method for addressing this particular health issue? Take a stand and justify your position. Reading Course Text: Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint Chapter 7, “Global Health Law” This chapter explores public health law on

a global scale. It identifies the major intergovernmental organizations working on global health issues. It also examines how decisions are made to determine international public health emergencies with the global spread of disease. Optional Resources The

O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. (n.d.). Retrieved October 7, 2008, from http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/index.cfm World Health Organization: Trade, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, and Health. (2008). Retrieved October 7, 2008,

from http://www.who.int/trade/en/ World Health Organization: Health and Human Rights. (2008). Retrieved October 7, 2008, from http://www.who.int/hhr/en/ APHA: Global Health. (2008). Retrieved October 7, 2008, from http://www.apha.org/programs/globalhealth/

these are the article I have Gushulak, B., Weekers, J., & MacPherson, D. (2009). Migrants and emerging public health issues in a globalized world: threats, risks and challenges, an evidence-based framework. Emerging Health Threats Journal, 2, e10. doi:10.3134/ehtj.09.010

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3167650/ Zimmerman, C., Kiss, L., & Hossain, M. (2011). Migration and Health: A Framework for 21st Century Policy-Making. PLoS Medicine, 8(5), e1001034. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001034 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3101201/

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Migration/WHO_IOM_UNOHCHRPublication.pdf