American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Toward The Viewpoint of the Most in Need. Health as a Human Right. “Every Careful Survey, Across Boundaries of Time and Space, Shows Us That the Poor Are Sicker Than the Non-Poor” (Farmer, p. 140).
Maree Sugai

Health as a human right has been equivocated, denied, and circumrotated in global health policies across the world with a view of social justice designed from a sociocentric viewpoint of to whom and where we prioritize. This paper discusses Paul Farmer’s contributions in bringing into question the rationale of perspectives from which we deliver equity within medical care delivery, advocating the implementation of a combined five viewpoints from which such equity can be ethically and responsibly delivered. This paper argues that a neutral position of cultural or moral relativity in the face of poverty is inequitable; that dimensions of poverty must be taken into consideration in global funding allocations; that structural barriers within communities must be weighted in favor of resource distribution, and that the central value of ethical consideration lies in a pragmatic solidarity toward the viewpoint of the most in need.

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