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Human Rights and Public Health

  • Ended
  • 7 500 South African rand
  • Pitzer Road

Service Description

This course provides a context and set of resources to enable readers to understand the importance of Human Rights to Public Health. It presents a general introduction to the subject and examples of areas where the relationship is particularly important or vulnerable such as in humanitarian crises, reproductive health, universal health care, and the provision of health services, as well as introduces some of the legal aspects of Human Rights. The course is relevant to all, but in particular, to those with interests in global health. The course is designed to help you: Define the concept of Human Rights in the context of Public Health. Understand the threats to Human Rights during and following humanitarian emergencies and the importance of mitigating these threats. Discuss the importance of human rights to women's reproductive health. Discuss the movement towards Universal Health Coverage in relation to human rights. Discuss a human rights perspective to the provision of health services. Understand the concept of the role legal frameworks might have in upholding human rights in relation to health. There are six (6) modules to complete, which include: Module 1: An Introduction to Human Rights and Public Health Module 2: Humanitarian Emergencies Module 3: Reproductive Health Module 4: Universal Health Coverage Module 5: Human Rights and Health Services Module 6: Legal Issues Approximate time for completion of this course is 9 hours at an average reading rate of 144 words/minute. Engaging with this course To register for this course, complete the registration form. Begin the course with Module 1. For each lesson, read the description. Each lesson comprises introductory remarks. You can click on the collections of resources in each module. There is a forum on each module for reflection, and you will be able to add a new topic or respond to a previous one. You may want to share your learning from this and other readings, comment on the topics from your own experience, comment on others' posts, or provide feedback on how we can improve the content and/or presentation.There is a final quiz to assess your understanding of some important concepts. Click on the hyperlinks to take you to these items in each topic.

Contact Details

  • 158 Pitzer Road, Glen Austin AH, Midrand, South Africa


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