The Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and its applications (REBSP) is included in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
One of the key challenges for realising the right to health is the seeming conflict between public health utility and the entitlements that human rights afford to individuals.
Community Voices in Health Governance - Translating Public Participation Into Practice in a World of Pluralistic Health Systems: COMPLUS
The overall objective of the project is to address the health consequences of socio-economic inequalities in three (3) communities in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and to model their interventions.
Health Centre Committees as a vehicle for social participation in health systems in East and Southern Africa (2016-2018)
Building on previous work done under EQUINET on Health Centre Committees, this project seeks to consolidate Health Centre Committees (HCC’s) as vehicles for social participation in health systems in East and Southern Africa (ESA).
Health care users’ experience as a focus for unlocking opportunities to access quality health services
The objectives of this project, which ended in 2016, were twofold - to strengthen the capacity of health service users to be agents for realising their rights to health; and to build skills for providers to be responsive to user demands.
Health System Governance: Community Participation as a key strategy for realising the Right to Health (2012-2015)
This project aimed to identify, in two sites (one in South Africa and one in Uganda) opportunities for best practice in utilising community participation as a vehicle for realising health rights.
One method of mobilising community agency for the right to health explored in the Learning Network involves the use of Photovoice by Learning Network members.
This is an ongoing project which aims to research a model for the operationalisation of the right to health in the context of a country with high levels of inequalities in health and the conditions needed for health but with high levels...
In this programme of work we have explored how members of civil society organisations (CSOs) and academic researchers participate in action research based on processes of co-learning and co-research about the right to health.