October 20, 2016
For many global health practitioners, the link between the law and global health is not clear. However, upon closer look, much of the framework for how global health is conceived and practiced is grounded in the laws, regulations and guidance that emanate from global organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations. Human rights laws that create the right to health, regulations that come into play during a pandemic, international guidance relating to breast milk substitutes, international pharmaceutical regulation, etc. – the areas in which the law and global health interact are legion.
This webinar was the first installment of a 6-part series, TEACHING GLOBAL HEALTH THROUGH AN INTERPROFESSIONAL LENS. It aimed to give participants a basic understanding of the foundation legal and regulatory frameworks in global health with concrete examples.