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Health in an Unequal World: A Transdisciplinary Research Network

In an increasingly connected world, the need exists for a new global ethic that explicitly describes the nature and extent of international obligations related to health and its determinants.  This three year research network brings together highly accomplished researchers in medicine, philosophy, law, population health and the social sciences to address three research questions:

  • What international obligations exist to design public policies and economic and political institutions to secure access to health for all and to eliminate inequities in such access?
  • Against the backdrop of these obligations, what are the appropriate roles and limits of markets in allocating the resources necessary for access to health?
  • What are the strengths and implications of right-based approaches to health and the social determinants of health, as a response to globalization?