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Intensive Course in Health & Human RightsThe FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, in conjunction with the Department of Executive and Continuing Professional Education, is hosting a four-day intensive course at the Harvard School of Public Health on June 10-13, 2013. The course is designed to equip mid-career professionals with the skills to integrate the concepts of health and human rights into their professional activities. Please visit the ECPE website for further information and to register.
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In “When It Costs More to Do Nothing,” Countess Albina du Boisrouvray, Founder of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and Chair of the FXB Advisory Committee, argues for the necessity (and urgency) of applying the Cost of Inaction framework to the myriad problems the world faces today.
She writes: “More than one billion children continue to suffer in absolute destitution, lacking basic human necessities such as food, education, shelter, healthcare and protection from violence. Many of these kids face unimaginable futures as child soldiers or sex slaves, while others are pushed into criminality or terrorism as a lifeline for survival. Despite these harsh realities, the challenges of the poor are often ignored. Why is it, when the passing of each minute marks another lost opportunity to save a life, we can so easily forget the plight of the world’s impoverished? The answer, simply put, is economics.”