Global Health Research Guide
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There Are Three Research Steps in the Global Health Seminar Project:
- Find a country and a human rights-related health law issue of significance in that country.
- Investigate the health issue to the extent that you can explain how it impacts society.
- Look for national and international human rights law, environmental law, and possibly trade law to figure out a way of arguing that the country has a legal obligation to fix the medical issue.
1. Find a Country and a Human Rights-related Health Law Issue of Significance in That Country.
- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
See also http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Health/Pages/SRRightHealthIndex.aspx Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. His report is on reserve at our law library.
- UNESCO (Water)
- European Country of Origin Network
- World Bank
- Medecins sans Frontieres
- Health Policy Monitor (industrialized countries)
- State Department
- U.S. General Accounting Office
Example- U.S. Agencies Support Programs to Build Overseas Capacity for Infectious Disease Surveillance
- Centers for Disease Control
Example- Emerging Trends in International Law and Their Implications for Domestic and Global Public Health Practice
- Physicians for Human Rights
Example- Deadly Delays: Maternal Mortality in Peru
- World Bank
Example- Discordant couples : HIV infection among couples in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania
- The George Institute for International Public Health
Example- The malaria product pipeline: planning for the future
- Center for Global Development
Example- Making Markets for Vaccines
- Council on Foreign Relations
Example- Kassalow: Eyeglasses for the Developing World
- Global Health Council
Example: Understanding the Burden of Cancer in Developing Countries
2. Investigate the Health Issue to the Extent That You Can Explain How It Impacts Society.
Medical Journal Databases
- Medical Encyclopedia
Find books in the RA 441 Call # range at the medical library.
Public Policy & Social Science Sources
- Public Affairs Information Service
Articles, white papers, and conference proceedings
Reports from public policy think tanks and other research organizations.
Journal articles in anthropology, sociology, public health, international and foreign affairs…
- Springer Link
English language articles from science-related journals published in many countries.
Government Agencies and Nongovernmental Organizations
- Global Health Library (WHO)
Index to scholarly journals and reports.
- National Institutes of Health - Fogarty International Center
See the Disease Control Priorities Project and the International Epidemiology and Population Studies
- FDA List of Foreign Health Agencies
- US Agency for International Development
- World Health Organization
- Human Rights Watch
- U. Minnesota Health & Human Rights Links
- Centers for Disease Control- Global Health
3. Look for National and International Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, and Possibly Trade Law to Figure out a Way of Arguing That the Country Has a Legal Obligation to Fix the Medical Issue.
Electronic Information System for International Law. Links to treaties and research sources within topic categories.
- Parliamentary Bodies Dealing with Human Rights
- Foreign Law Guide
Describes national governments and legal systems and identifies their sources of law.
- World Legal Information Institute
Link to electronic sources of foreign law.
- International Law Yearbooks
Available on the 3rd floor of the law library in aisles 3-53 and 3-54 and at http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=intyb
Annual summaries of national and regional international law developments.
- Links to Domestic Courts
- International Tribunals
- Law Journals
- Intergovernmental Organizations
Links to entities that draft treaties, operate tribunals, and monitor international law.
- Human Rights Law Books K3240-3699
These include issues of health, environment, gender, and other legal connections to global health.
- Peace Palace Library
The United Nations’ library catalog. It links to electronic versions o6f documents anywhere in the U.N. site. Non-electronic versions are at Hillman.
The European Commission’s library catalog. It includes journal articles as well as books and Web pages.
- Health as a Right Deserving International Protection
Background article from the Max Planck Encyclopedia.
QUIZ presented in the research lesson.