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Public health and human rights

The present paper discusses issues involving Public Health programs and policies and their relationship and concem for human rights. The author discusses the extent one could be envolved with public health strategies without the violation of the human rights of individuals when, for instance, challenges like the AIDS epidemic facing uso The artic1e highligths the omission of Public Health policies vis-à-vis the pressing needs of poorer society strata, what could be also be translated as human rights violation, since alI people have the same right to health. The Universal Dec1aration of Human Rights was quoted and discussed by the author to address the impact of Public Health policies on human rights, for sake of improving Public Health standards and its sensitivity for human rights demands.

Public Health; human rights; individual rights

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