About the Publishers

Health and Human Rights is published by the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.

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.

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University was founded on the principle of health as a human right and the recognition of the importance of social justice as a means to achieve health for all. The school’s focus includes particular attention to improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies. Within the school, the Office of Global Health’s Jonathan Mann Global Health and Human Rights Initiative partners with health and human rights organizations and activists throughout the world, expanding evidence- and community-based global health research, advocacy and teaching to advance human rights related to health and promote accountability and justice.

Health and Human Rights was founded and continues through the support of The Association Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB International). FXB International is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been fighting against extreme poverty for over 30 years. The story of FXB started in 1986, when Albina du Boisrouvray’s only son François-Xavier, a rescue pilot, was killed in a tragic helicopter accident when he was just 24.