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Population Health and Human Rights

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  • Julio Frenk, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.,
  • and Octavio Gómez-Dantés, M.D., M.P.H.

The way a society protects and promotes human rights shapes public policies, determines the distribution of resources and access to services, and ultimately affects population health. Scholarship and action on human rights have been foundational to the public health field.

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This article was published on August 28, 2021, at

Author Affiliations

From the Center for Health Systems Research, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico (O.G.-D.); and the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, the Miami Herbert Business School, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the President, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (J.F.).

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