Category Archives: Health

Oct 24 2017

Negotiating the Change in Climate Change

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by Johanna L. Gusman, M.Sc., J.D.* Last month, leaders from around the world gathered in New York for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where the General Debate opened on the issue of ‘Focusing on People: … Continue reading

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Sep 29 2017

Mercury Poisoning: Taking action before it’s too late!

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By By Richa Sharma and Raghav Trehan* “And virtually none of the children knew that mercury is toxic,” -Juliane Kippenberg [1]   Mercury is a silver coloured liquid metal which is found in a mercury sulfide mineral called Cinnabar [2]. Mercury is … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2017

The Right to Health in the Context of HIV Healthcare in India: Some Thoughts on the New HIV Bill

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By Diksha Sanyal* On April 11, 2017, the Indian Parliament passed the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as ‘Act’). This Act was viewed as an opportunity to make access to … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2017

Violence Against Doctors: A Subtle Violation of Human Rights

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*By Ananye Krishna In the state of Maharashtra, generally, the people and the doctors are not aware of their rights and liabilities. This lack of awareness leads to the grief and anger of patients being targeted at the first person … Continue reading

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May 29 2017

Clean India Mission: Towards the Right to Sanitation as a Human Right?

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By Dushyant Thakur* In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognised the right to sanitation as a human right. In the same year, this was reaffirmed by a resolution of the UN Human Rights Council. Both resolutions considered the right … Continue reading

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