Health and global justice

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A question that would have to worry more to the global justice is the huge inequality of health in the world. In this paper, I analyse the causes of the global inequality of health and the ethical arguments for and against the need to treat this inequality from the perspective of the global justice. After refusing the arguments against both of the libertarianism and the statism, and after showing the critics both to the approach to the language of human rights and to the poggean proposal to reduce the duties of global justice to negative moral duties, I defend the need to use a sufficiency approach to global justice based in positive moral duties to face the severity and the moral urgency of the global inequalities of health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-502
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010


  • Egalitarianism
  • Equality
  • Global justice
  • Health
  • Human rights


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