Saturday, February 20, 2010

Journal of Health and Human Rights

Human rights are an aspirational and obligatory framework for social justice and international solidarity that articulate people's shared entitlements and responsibilities, to ensure that all people can live lives that they value. The Journal of Health and Human Rights is an extraordinary resource based at the Harvard School of Public Health and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. In 2007 Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, became the journal's Editor and helped it transition into a fully open-access and online journal - because, as the journal puts it, "excluding the poor from accessing biomedical literature [is itself] a rights violation that impedes global health". The site’s blog, OpenForum, is also full of great reading and videos. Do check it out!