Everywhere but not specifically somewhere: a qualitative study on why the right to health is not explicit in the post-2015 negotiations
|Date:||24 August 2015|
By Claire E. Brolan, Peter S. Hill and Gorik Ooms
The Millennium Development Goals expire at the end of 2015 and global negotiations are underway to finalize the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Much activism has occurred encouraging a post-2015 health and development goal embedded in the highest attainable standard of health (‘right to health’). Despite this, the right to health was absent in three key post-2015 intergovernmental Sustainable Development Goal proposals in 2014, one of which was reinforced by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2014 as the guiding document for ongoing interstate negotiations. This article examines why it appears the right to health, so far, is not gaining direct expression in the post-2015 discussion.