The right to health and the obligations of countries worldwide were the focus of the latest George Talks event at The George Institute for Global Health.
Professor Gorik Ooms, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, presented: ‘Health security and the right to health: friends and foes’ and began by explaining human rights as a concept; that one cannot have a right if there is no corresponding obligation.
He stated that a person’s right to health was based on a reasonable expectation that society will intervene.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are still dying from unintentional injuries at the same rate as 15 years ago, a new report has highlighted. Yet death rates for non-Aboriginal children have halved in the same period.
Congratulations are in order for Dr Carcel, Research Fellow in the Stroke and Women’s Health Program at The George Institute Australia, and winner of the 2019 Franklin Women Carer’s Travel Scholarship.
Shoppers understand and like the front of pack nutrition guide – Australia’s Health Star Rating (HSR). However, it is still only being displayed on around a third of packaged foods. The assessment that was published today also found that that the display is mostly on packaged foods those that score at the upper end of the five star scale.