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Pre-conference EPH 2017 Stockholm - Health and Human Rights in Global Context

Sida and the European Commission organised a preconference during the EPH conference in Stockholm on 1 November 2017 to discuss Health and Human Rights in Global Context. Several experts in human righths shed their lights on how to advance human rights in health, and how to contextualise human rights given the cultural, political and economical differences in countries. They discussed common guidance for a human rights approach in Global Health.

In the afternoon, beehives were organised, where experts from different backgrounds and professions discussed topics like HIV, water and sanitation, maternal health, etc. SPHIP experts guided two topics: universal health coverage and ageing. The beehive groups formulated recommendations for approaching health and human rights.

This meeting will get a follow-up to eleborate the human rights approach in health.

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Jaap Koot
3 November 2017

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