Tuesday, November 19, 2013
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM | MC2-800
The structure of a health system is a reflection of the values and principles guiding the functioning of a society. In this sense, it is the result of the contract that prevails in society, i.e. the result of the relationship between its members and how they incur responsibilities and exercise their rights.
The general questions that emerge from this context and that the session will address are: in concrete terms, what are the changes that the adoption of a rights-based approach would bring to a health system? Or in other words, how different would health systems function from what we know today, if they were to be engendered using a rights-based approach? Ultimately, could a rights-based approach help a country achieve better health outcomes?