Health and Human Rights: A Global Perspective 20th Nov

The Health and Social Care Academy and partners would like to invite you to a masterclass on Thursday 20 November with Jonathan Cohen, Deputy Director of the Public Health Program at Open Society Foundations on global work on health and human rights.  Jonathan will discuss international efforts to integrate a human rights approach to health care and to support civil society organizations to use human rights tools in their health-related work.  Drawing on his experience of embedding human rights in the HIV response, he will consider lessons for other areas of public health.

In the context of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights, and in advance of the International Human Rights day on 10 December, this event will consider international perspectives on enhancing respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights to achieve high quality health and social care.

About the speaker:

  • Jonathan Cohen is Deputy Director of the Open Society Foundations Public Health Program in New York.  He has written extensively on the importance of a human rights approach to healthcare.
  • From 2002 to 2006, Jonathan was a researcher with the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, where he conducted numerous investigations of rights violations linked to the AIDS epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa, southeast Asia, and North America.

How to register: email or call 0141 404 0231

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Part of the Academy’s Being Human Series of events the pop-up masterclass is being held in partnership by the Health and Social Care Academy, Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Centre for Health Policy at Strathclyde University, NHS Health Scotland and the Open Society Foundations.


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