Health and Human Rights is published by Harvard University Press and housed at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. Funding for the journal and the center comes from FXB International and Harvard University Press.
The François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights was founded at Harvard University in January 1993 and was the first academic center to focus exclusively on health and human rights. The FXB Center combines the academic strengths of research and teaching with a strong commitment to service and policy development. Center faculty work at international and national levels through collaboration and partnerships with health and human rights practitioners, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, and international agencies to: expand knowledge through scholarship, professional training, and public education; develop domestic and international policy focusing on the relationship between health and human rights in a global perspective; and engage scholars, public health and human rights practitioners, public officials, donors, and activists in the health and human rights movement.
Founded in 1989, FXB International is a pioneer in the innovation of low-cost, community-based solutions to support the world’s orphans and vulnerable children left in the wake of the AIDS pandemic. FXB works with the conviction that the practical application of the inextricable link between health and human rights is the key to sustainable development, and it advocates for children’s fundamental needs. All FXB initiatives aim to empower families and communities to escape poverty permanently, and programs include HIV prevention and treatment, educational support and professional training, and income-generating activities. Founded and chaired by Albina du Boisrouvray, FXB bears the name of her son François-Xavier Bagnoud, a young Swiss rescue pilot who died in a helicopter-borne mission in Mali in 1986.
Founded in 1913, Harvard University Press is the publisher of such classic works as John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice, E. O. Wilson’s On Human Nature, and Helen Vendler’s Dickinson. The Press continues to be a leading publisher of convergent works in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, while also taking bold steps in exciting new directions, from innovative partnerships, to a diverse translation program, to an expanded commitment to facilitating scholarly conversation around the globe.
As the Press marks its centennial, it is also embracing new digital products and platforms, driven by the belief that books from academic publishers—on paper or on screen, in your hand or in the cloud—are more essential than ever before for understanding critical issues facing the world today.
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