The Right to Health: Transnational Support for the Philippines

  • Richard P. Claude
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that ‘Everyone has a right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being of himself and of his family including … medical care and necessary social services ….’ Moreover, Article 22 supplements this standard with the assertion that ‘Everyone, as a member of society … is entitled to realization, through national effort and international cooperation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, to the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality’. In recent years, Article 22 has gained vitality because international co-operation in the sphere of health rights has acquired increasing importance. Such international co-operation includes collaboration and support among non-governmental organisations and professional associations working in support of human rights across national boundaries. This paper details such transnational support for the right to health, focusing on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and recent developments among health professionals in the Republic of the Philippines.


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