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Gap Minder

This year, 2007, Hans Rosling’s TED-speech focused on making the seemingly impossible possible.


The Trendalyzer software (recently acquired by Google) turns complex global trends into lively animations, making decades of data pop. Asian countries, as colorful bubbles, float across the grid – toward better national health and wealth.

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Type Website
Subject Global health issues   Global economy and health   Population growth   Technology   
Tags TED   Gap Minder   statistics   data   population   health   wealth   trends   analysis   prediction   graphs   
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Global justice and human rights: health and human rights in practice

ABSTRACT: The origin and justification of human rights, whether anchored in biological theory, natural law theory, or interests theory, as well as their cultural specificity and actual value as international legal instruments are subject to ongoing lively debates. As theoretical and rhetorical discourses challenge and enrich current understanding of the value of human rights and their relevance to democratic governance, they have found their way into public health in recent decades and play today an increasing role in the shaping of health policies, programs and practice. Human rights define the obligations of states to their people and towards each other, create grounds for governmental accountability and inspire recognition of, and action on, factors influencing people’s attainment of the highest possible standard of health. This article highlights the evolution that has brought health and human rights together in mutually reinforcing ways. It draws from the experience gained in the global response to HIV/AIDS, summarizes key dimensions of public health and of human rights and suggests a manner in which these dimensions intersect in a framework for analysis and action.

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Author Daniel Tarantola
Type Paper
Subject Social justice, human rights and health   
Tags health   human rights   discrimination   global justice   HIV/AIDS   
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Health, Climate Change and Sustainability: A systematic Review and Thematic Analysis of the Literature


Evidence of climate change and its impact continues to be accumulated, and it is argued that the consequences of climate change are likely to result in an increased demand on health services. It has been claimed that climate change presents new challenges for health services and that strategies should be adopted to address these challenges.

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Author A. Nichols, V. Maynard, B. Goodman, and J. Richardson
Type Article
Subject Climate change and sustainability   
Tags sustainability   climate change   health   systematic review   
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