The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System partnered with the Centre for Health Equity, Law and Policy to present a joint webinar on the interlinkages between the right to health and universal health coverage. The panel discussed the right to health as a foundational framework for design and implementation of universal health coverage, emphasizing marginalized contexts and social determinants of health.
Dr. Dainius Puras, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (2014-2020)
Dr. Gita Sen, Director & Distinguished Professor, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health (RCESDH), Public Health Foundation of India, Bangalore
Meera Sanghamitra, National Alliance of People’s Movements and Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti
Vivek Divan, Coordinator, Centre for Health Equity Law and Policy, Indian Law Society, Pune
Shivangi Rai, Deputy Coordinator, Centre for Health Equity Law and Policy, Indian Law Society, Pune
The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System is an ambitious, cross-sectoral endeavor that aims to lay out a citizens’ roadmap to achieving universal health coverage for the people of India. Our new webinar series is intended to serve as a platform for public health discourse in India, and a means for academics, practitioners and the public to engage on substantive and timely issues regarding universal health coverage in India. Subscribe to their newsletter.
The Centre for Health Equity Law and Policy, established by the Indian Law Society, uses the law as a tool for health transformation, embedding its work in the right to health as envisaged within India’s constitutional framework and her international commitments. It advocates for equity and justice in health through generation, sharing and use of knowledge that informs related law and policy.