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Thana de Campos' book on 'Global Health Crisis' published by CUP

last modified May 18, 2017 03:10 PM

Dr Thana Cristina de Campos has recently published a book based on her doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford titled The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsabilities (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

"Proposing a new view of global justice based on natural law, this book presents a discussion of the key ethical values in contemporary medicine and health, notably in relation to neglected diseases like malaria, Ebola and Zika. The lack of treatments for such diseases point to a global health crisis. Thana Cristina de Campos provides a general framework, based on global commutative justice, for discussion of the ethical responsibilities of international stakeholders, mapping the varying duties they have, and their content and force. She also addresses the urgent need for reforms to the international legal rules on bioethics, notably the system of intellectual property rights. These ideas will be of interest to those who are looking for a more nuanced view of the human right to health than that provided by advocates in the globalist mainstream".

Thana joined the VHI as a research associate in 2014. She is currently adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, and a research scholar with the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, the Las Casas Institute, University of Oxford, and the Global Strategy Lab, University of Ottawa.


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