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New WHO report “Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law”

The new World Health Organization, in collaboration with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the University of Sydney, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  describes the many ways in which the law makes a crucial difference for public health.

This report authored by Professor Roger Magnusson, Professor of Health Law & Governance, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney,  aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health law can be used to improve the health of the population, the report aims to encourage and assist governments to reform their public health laws in order to advance the right to health.

Chapter 16 of the report focusses on Legal responses to poor nutrition: undernutrition, overweight and obesity.

You can download the report here.

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