In the last fifteen years, judicial claims to secure health services as a matter of right have become an important phenomenon in a number of countries including South Africa, India, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Costa Rica. Little systematic empirical information is available with respect to the impact on health financing of such litigation. However, a multi-disciplinary research project coordinated by the Chr. Michelsen Institute provides some preliminary findings.
Existing evidence portrays a mixed picture where litigation on the one hand may force greater governmental responsiveness and open a path to systemic changes, while in other cases litigation may exacerbate existing inequities in health.
The Political, Research, Programmatic, and Social Responses to Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the 25 Years Since the International Conference on Population and Development
Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli et al.
Journal of Adolescent Health
Vulnerable populations and the right to health: lessons from the Peruvian Amazon around tuberculosis control
International Journal for Equity in Health
Factors influencing the use of reproductive health care services among married adolescent girls in Dang District, Nepal: a qualitative study
Binita Maharjan, Poonam Rishal and Joar Svanemyr
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Interaction between Health Institutions in Knowledge and Medical Practices in South Kordofan/Nuba Mountains
Impacts of school closures on children in developing countries: Can we learn something from the past?