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close this bookMigrants' Right to Health (UNAIDS, 2001, 60 p.)
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View the documentSummary
View the documentI. Introduction
View the documentII. Setting the scene
View the documentIII. Balancing international treaties versus States' rights
View the documentIV. Access to health
View the documentV. Promising approaches to explore/expand in the future
View the documentVI. Implications for policy-makers
View the documentVII. Conclusion
View the documentRecommendations
View the documentAppendix. International instruments (and relevant clauses)
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UNAIDS Best Practice Collection

Geneva, Switzerland March 2001


Migrants' Right to Health
Text by Margaret Duckett

Paper prepared for UNAIDS and the International Organization for Migration.
All aspects of the publication process were coordinated by the Information Centre,
UNAIDS, Geneva.

UNAIDS/01.16 E (English original, March 2001)
ISBN: 92-9173-057-2

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No man is an island entire of itself; every man is part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

John Donne, 1572-1624

"Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions," Meditation 17, 1624.

Affluent and mobile people are ready, willing, and able to carry afflictions all over the world within 24 hours' notice.

Joshua Lederberg, Rockefeller University 1997

"Infectious Disease as an Evolutionary Paradigm", Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 3, No. 4, October - December 1997

Given the migration within the region, HIV/AIDS can never be eradicated for as long as other countries take a laissez faire approach and remain reservoirs of infection.

Marvellous Mhloyi, University of Zimbabwe 1999

"The Challenge of the Current HIV Paradigm: Why has it not worked?" Plenary