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Key Programme: Health and Human Rights

Head of Programme:  Professor Leslie London


Welcome to the Health and Human Rights Programme

The Health and Human Rights Programme conducts research and teaching at the interface of Public Health and Human Rights.  This is a growing interdisciplinary field attracting increasing international attention for its contributions to strengthening health systems and providing voice to marginalized communities and groups. The programme intends, through it work, to strengthen public health competencies in human rights and to strengthen community agency to changes the factors that adversely impact on their health and rights.

Please take some time to explore the information in our website.  You can find information on the courses we teach and the research we do on the programme's webpages, and the links to the Learning Network for Health and Human Rights (LN), a civil society-researcher partnership which the programme hosts. 


Contact Information:

Health and Human Rights Programme
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town


Tel: +27 21 406 6524
Fax:+27 21 406 6459
Email:  Leslie London