Health as a Human Right in South Africa

11 Jun 2008

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Geoff Budlender talks about how the South African Constitutional Court gives meaning to the expression of "health as a human right," particularly in relation to how the state should be prioritising its health budget.

He argues that the Constitution obliges the state to spend its budget in a progressive and transformative manner, which means that it must have a pro-poor tilt aimed at eradicating inequalities.

You can find this page online at http://sacsis.org.za/site/article/28.19.

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