CFS: Poverty, Access to Health Care

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Developing World Bioethics: Ethics and Treatment Access Activism: Courts, Health Policy and Health Economics

Guest Editors: Maurice Cassier, Marilena Correa | Closing date for submissions: 15 September 2012 |

This Special Issue of Developing World Bioethics will focus on the emergence of ethical analyses pertaining to impoverished patients’access to medical care and to medicines. The main focus of this issue will be on the fight against HIV/AIDS and the “neglected” diseases of the last two decades. New ethical understandings have been developed in different contexts and expressed in governmental health policies, and through tribunals, public discussion forums, patients association claims, humanitarian organizations and funds, research programs, governmental health departments, international health organizations, etc. In each case, what is at stake are norms such as equity, as well as equality and justice, which provide an important foundation for individual and collective forms of activism as well as governmental actions. The Special Issue of Developing World Bioethics aims at bringing about a critical discussion of the variegated ethical arguments for improving access to treatment and medicines, which have been put forward by different social actors.

The editors welcome early discussion of brief proposals and/or abstracts by email. Papers can be sent to Maurice Cassier and Marilena Correa. Upon submission authors should include full contact details and a few lines of autobiographical information in a separate electronic file. We discourage papers of more than 5000 words. For further submission requirements, format and referencing style, refer to the Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted to Developing World Bioethics online at: .

Please ensure that you select manuscript type ‘Special Issue’.

Maurice Cassier is a sociologist and economist Senior researcher at CNRS ; directeur d´etudes EHESS. CERMES, Site CNRS, 7, rue Guy Môquet, VILLEJUIF Cedex 94801, FRANCE

Marilena Corrêa MD, PhD in sociology of health Full Professor at the Institute of Social Medecine of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IMS-UERJ) Instituto de Medicina Social Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Rua São Francisco Xavier 524, 7 andar, bloco D Rio de Janeiro RJ zip code 20559.990 BRAZIL


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