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Parliamentary committee experiences in promoting the right to health in East and Southern Africa

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dc.contributor.author London, L.
dc.contributor.author Mbombo, N.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, J.
dc.contributor.author Loewenson, R.
dc.contributor.author Mulumba, M.
dc.contributor.author Mukono, A.
dc.contributor.author University of Cape Town (UCT)
dc.contributor.author Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC)
dc.contributor.author Southern and East African Parliamentary Alliance of Committees on Health (SEAPACOH)
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-18T14:21:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-18T14:21:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42364
dc.description.abstract This report presents the findings of a survey of the work and experiences of parliamentary committees on health, and their understanding and engagement with human rights. The paper analyzes responses of parliamentarians and highlights the importance of building capacity for improved interpretation and use of rights-based analyses in their parliamentary roles. Relatively few respondents were explicit about rights-based considerations in their work. Stronger civil society engagement in health policy formulation and oversight of implementation is critical. Many countries in the region have signed international agreements that affect the right to health, with implications for legislative action. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (18 p.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher EQUINET, Causeway, Harare, ZW en
dc.relation.ispartof EQUINET discussion paper; 74 en
dc.subject SURVEYS en
dc.subject PARLIAMENT en
dc.subject RIGHT TO HEALTH en
dc.subject ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE en
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.subject HEALTH POLICY en
dc.subject HEALTH LEGISLATION en
dc.subject GOVERNMENT ROLE en
dc.subject HEALTH EQUITY en
dc.subject RIGHT TO HEALTH en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.title Parliamentary committee experiences in promoting the right to health in East and Southern Africa en
dc.type Working Paper en
idrc.project.number 105675
idrc.project.title EQUINET : Reclaiming the Resources for Health - Phase V en
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