Rights-Based Approaches to International Health and Nutrition


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Do we choose a needs based approach to development or a rights based approach? RBAs are already supported by legal frameworks.

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  • The name MIDEGO is made up of the first two letters of the words Millennium Development Goals, which tells we are in the development business and public health is our main strategy.
  • Rights-Based Approaches to International Health and Nutrition

    1. 1. Specially Prepared for: Members of the International Health and Nutrition Working Group of TheSociety for International Development March 27, 2013 Rights-BasedPage Title Approaches to International Health and NutritionElvira Beracochea, MD. MPH.Presidentelvira@midego.com www.midego.com
    2. 2. ChoiceA needs-based approach OrA rights-based approach?
    3. 3. The Actors• Duty bearers• Right holders• Non-State Actors• Dual Roles• Dual Loyalties
    4. 4. The Duty Bearer must ensure• Availability• Accessibility• Acceptability• Quality• Equity (for all)
    5. 5. Right Holders / Non-State Actors Advocacy
    6. 6. Rights-Based Approach MUSTRespect, Protect and Fulfillhuman rightsandDemonstrate Effectiveness
    7. 7. To Deliver Effective Results, Health services must deliver Quality At Countrywide Scale
    8. 8. Presentation Goals1. Present an overview of Human Rights Instruments available to help you improve the effectiveness of your programs2. Discuss ways you can apply rights-based approaches in international health and nutrition3. RBA Career Make- Overs!
    9. 9. Universal Human Rights Instruments• http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInte
    10. 10. Innovation in IHN“The process of analyzinga problem and solving itby creating a new or betterprocess, product orservice.” Dr. Elvira Beracochea www.midego.com
    11. 11. A better approach isA Rights Based Approach Why?
    12. 12. Legal Framework and International Declarations• UDHR, 1948•ICESCR, 1966•CEDAW, 1979•The Right to Development, 1986•CRC, 1989•The Millennium Declaration, 2000•General Comment 14, 2000
    13. 13. Human Rights Principles• Universal and inalienable• Indivisible• Interdependent and interrelated• Equal to all human beings• Meaningful Participation• States are duty bearers
    14. 14. Article 25“Everyone has the right to a standard ofliving adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, includingfood, clothing, housing, and medical careand necessary social services, and theright to security in the event ofunemployment, sickness, disability,widowhood, old age, or other like oflivelihood in circumstances beyond hiscontrol.”
    15. 15. Global Health HR Tools•ICDP Cairo, 1994 and Cairo +5• Beijing Conference on Women, 1995• Millennium Declaration, 2000• Paris Declaration, 2005•Accra Agenda for Action•Rio +20, 2012Beyond the MDGs: Sustainable Goals & Universal Coverage
    16. 16. The Right to Food• Article 25• General Comment 12 on the Right to Adequate Food (1999)“The right to food is realized when every man, woman, child, alone or in community with others, has physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or the means for its procurement.”
    17. 17. Assess your ProgramHow to apply RBAs to your Program or Project
    18. 18. Other IHN RBA Issues to explore • Right to Water • Right to Clean Air • Right to medicines • Women’s Health • Children’s Health • Rights of Drug Users • Rights of persons in prisons • Rights of persons in conflict settings
    19. 19. ChoiceA needs-based approach OrA rights-based approach?
    20. 20. RBA Career Make-Over Volunteers?
    21. 21. Would you share your comments? Thank you! www.midego.comCopyright ©2013MIDEGO
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