Political, Historical and Social Features of the Human Right to Health A Brief Interdisciplinary Review of the Literature

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Luis Henrique Almeida Castro
Cristiane Martins Viegas de Oliveira
Diego Bezerra de Souza
Geanlucas Mendes Monteiro
Gildiney Penaves de Alencar
Verônica Assalin Zorgetto-Pinheiro
Raphael de Souza Cosmo
Thiago Teixeira Pereira


The consecration of the right to physical and mental integrity at the time of the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1946 and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN) in 1948 established the human right of access to health. Conversely, the practical guarantee of this right has gone through many nuances since then, so that today the process of its implementation is closely related to the political, historical and social aspects of each country, demanding from the administrative power an interdisciplinary look for this issue. The problem that involves this conjuncture drives the researchers of this field to question themselves: what is the role of the State in this right? What is the performance of health professionals in fact? Is it possible to achieve the universality of human rights in an economically and culturally globalized world? In the light of the above, this narrative review aimed to collect in the literature the scenarios that permeate this reality providing tacit examples of how the human right to health is shaped according to the conjunctures of insertion of each community that tries to implement it


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Almeida Castro, L. H., Martins Viegas de Oliveira, C., Bezerra de Souza, D., Mendes Monteiro, G., Penaves de Alencar, G., Assalin Zorgetto-Pinheiro, V., de Souza Cosmo, R., & Teixeira Pereira, T. (2019). Political, Historical and Social Features of the Human Right to Health: A Brief Interdisciplinary Review of the Literature. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 7(12), 554-561. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol7.iss12.2107


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