2001: Global Assembly: Advancing the Human Right to Health
April 20-22, 2001
UI Global Health Studies Program
UI Center for Human Rights
University of Iowa Co-Sponsors
College of Public Health
College of Medicine
Office of International Programs
Associate Provost for Health Sciences
International Programs National Resource Center
Students Against Sweatshops
The Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
Harvard School of Public Health
The University of Northern Iowa
Global Health Corps
Global Lawyers and Physicians
Physicians for Human Rights
Doctors for Global Health
The Stanley Foundation
To elaborate, disseminate, and advance the core human rights concept, “Right to Health” by:
- Illustrating the specific consequences worldwide of denial of the right to health;
- Presenting research findings and identifying practical strategies that encourage equity, accessibility, acceptability, self-determination, and sustainability in health services;
- Introducing appropriate initiatives for international, national, and local communities to incorporate within institutions of government, learning, employment, and civic society that affirm economic, social and cultural human rights to support health;
- Composing and publishing a substantive Iowa City Declaration addressing the Right to Health, that underscores the interdependence of health, human rights, and social justice and addresses the role of global disparities in the production of widespread suffering and ill health.
Daniel Tarantola MD
Senior Policy Adviser to the Director-General, World Health Organization
"World Health and Human Rights"
Carlos Pazos MD
Advisor to Cuban Minister of Health
"Globalization, Its Impact on Health"
Director François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health
Robert Mazur, PhD
Associate Professor Sociology, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa.
Carlos Pazos, M.D.
Advisor to the Cuban Minister of Health
Eibe Riedel, JD
Professor and Vice-President, University of Manheim Germany, Member UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Christopher R. Rossi, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D.
Visiting lecturer in international law, University of Iowa College of Law and Executive Director of Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Leonard Rubenstein, JD
Executive Director Physicians for Human Rights, Washington, DC.
Clyde Lanford "Lanny" Smith, M.D., MPH
Director Doctors for Global Health, Bronx N.Y.
Brooke Schoeph, Ph.D.
Medical Anthropologist, Harvard University
Victor Sidel, M.D.
Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York
Katarina Tomasevski, Ph.D.
UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education.
Judyth Twigg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University.
David Werner, PhD.
Facilitator Project Piaxtla, western Mexico
Owens Wiwa, M.D.
Research Coordinator for Culture, Communities and Health Studies, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto Canada, representative MOSOP, Canada.