The right to health

At the end of the XXth century, a simple declaration of rights does not satisfy. It is necessary to establish its content meaning, and its limits with precision, so that the best structure to guarantee the right declared shall be created. Thus has tre conception of and the right to health been analysed with a view to descovering in the organization of Brazil - a federal and capitalistic State - the best tools effectively to guarantee the right to health. The municipalization of the Health Services, toghether with the need for the legislative approval of the Health Plan and the organization of the local judiciary, were considered important instruments in the quest to make the right to health effective.

Health rights; Health planning; Regional health planning; Legislation, health

Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo Avenida Dr. Arnaldo, 715, 01246-904 São Paulo SP Brazil, Tel./Fax: +55 11 3061-7985 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil