Towards Health Equity in India: Operationalising a Human Rights based Approach


The presentation will discuss concepts like Health Equity, ‘Social Determinants of Health’, Social Accountability and Rights based approaches drawing upon evidence and experience of working with the public health system in India over the last two decades. It will draw upon work done on reproductive health issues within the National Health Mission across different state of India. Using practical examples, the presentation will provide guidance on how health inequities may be identified and understood and how appropriate strategies may be developed to address them, including what kind of research, what kind of health sector response, what kind of monitoring and governance mechanisms may be useful. The presentation will also identify different components of a right to health approach and provides guidance on how existing standards, protocols and guidelines may be used to create a more robust right to health approach in the country.

Moderator: Sunita Singh

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April 7, 2021