Summer School: Health and Human Rights The role of law in addressing the chronic disease pandemic
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About The Event
Most deaths that currently occur globally are the result of chronic or ‘non-communicable’ diseases, in particular cardiovascular diseases, most cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Although medical science plays an important role in reducing these diseases, law and policy are also crucial. In particular, they can ensure access to prevention, treatment and care, and address behavioral risk factors such as smoking, excess alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating and a lack of physical exercise.
This summer school will promote an understanding of how law and policy can best be framed to address the global increase in chronic diseases. Taking a human rights approach, key focus areas include securing equitable access to essential medicines, as well as possibilities to regulate behavioral risk factors, in particular smoking and unhealthy diets. Through interactive teaching methods, and against the backdrop of insights from health science, participants will enhance their understanding of how human rights and domestic law come into play, and how a global and domestic response can best be defined and implemented.
Fees LLB/LLM/medical students/ PhD/Postdoc : € 500
Practitioners: € 650
University Groningen students: € 300
Accommodation: € 245
Coordinators: Prof. Brigit Toebes, Dr. Marie Elske Gispen, Meaghan Beyer, LLM
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