Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Intensive course in Health and Human Rights

Intensive Course in Health and Human Rights:
June 18-22, 2007 Boston, Massachusetts

Learn How to Incorporate a Human Rights Framework Into Your Professional Activities

Presented in Collaboration with:

  • The Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights
  • The Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Population and International Health

This rigorous 4.5-day program helps a wide range of professionals acquire the skills and knowledge they need to successfully incorporate a human rights framework into their daily activities. Participants will acquire a basic understanding of both the history and present status of international human rights and international humanitarian law as they apply to public health practice. The faculty will show participants how to:

· Analyze the human rights dimensions of public health policies and programs
· Access international mechanisms and procedures to further the human rights of persons whose health status is threatened

About the Program:

Expert faculty members create a dynamic learning environment in which a large body of material can be covered in a short amount of time.

The program progresses from general to specific topics:

· Basic Concepts of Health and Human Rights
· Application of the Human Rights Framework to Public Health Policies and Programs
· Skills for Putting the Health-Human Rights Linkage into Practice
· Institutional Settings for Linking Health and Human Rights
· The Way Ahead: Making the Health-Human Rights Linkage Work

Program Format:

Small group settings provide further opportunity for direct interaction with the faculty and with your fellow participants. Repeated offerings allow you to attend more than one session of interest. The individualized attention you receive in the Intensive Course in Health and Human Rights will help you formulate your strategy for implementing newly acquired knowledge and skills in your professional work as well as provide invaluable networking support.

Learn more at: http://sph.bu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=556&Itemid=692#Program%20Fee

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