103 judgments found.

Kranti v. Union of India & Ors

Country: India
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Appeal (civil) No. 2681/2007
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to food, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The plaintiffs were residents of a group of islands heavily affected by the 2004 tsunami. They argued that they were facing a number of problems which the local administration could take steps to mitigate and that the problems required immediate governmental action. They argued that, while there were relief funds, these funds were not being …Read more

Tags: Budget, Clean water, Cleanliness, Dehydration, Diet, Drinking water, Flooding, Food, Food shortages, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Humanitarian crisis, Hunger, Indigent, Low income, Malnutrition, Natural disaster, Poor, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Starvation, Underprivileged
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Ombudsperson of the Republic of Macedonia to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 45/2006-0-0
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The Ombudsperson of the Republic of Macedonia (the Ombudsperson) challenged a provision from the Law on Amending and Supplementing the Law on Health Insurance (the Law). The Law provided that insurees would have a right to basic health services from health facilities that had concluded a contract with the Health Insurance Fund (the Fund), but …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Primary care, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Association pour l’acces a l’avortement v. Quebec (Procureur general)

Country: Canada
Year: 2006
Court: Cour Supérieure du Québec (Quebec Superior Court)
Citation: 2006 Q.C.C.S. 4694
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

This case is a class action against the Quebec government aimed at obtaining a reimbursement for voluntary terminations of pregnancy services obtained in private clinics. After the 1988 landmark case of R v Morgentaler found a right to elective abortion, the Ministry of Health had been slow in developing ministerial guidance on family planning. At …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Budget, Clinics, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Termination of pregnancy
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Case 572 (T.D.Z. Case)

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2006
Court: Sofia City Court
Citation: Sofia CC 2006 - Decision No. 572. 1st instance of T.D.Z. Case
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

T.D.Z. suffered from cancer and was prescribed an active treatment in 1998, which obtained good results. In 2002, T.D.Z. required chemical injections in order to induce binding menopause after which she was required to take hormone replacements. The Ministry of Health, however, was unable to provide T.D.Z. with the injections (Zodalex®) for April and May …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Budget, Cancer, Compensation, Cruel treatment, Damages, Depression, Employment, Essential medicines, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Inadequate treatment, Inhuman treatment, Non-pecuniary damage, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Case I A Ca 1266/05

Country: Poland
Year: 2006
Court: Appellate Court - Poznań
Citation: Case File No. I A Ca 1266/05 (May 23, 2006)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Since 1999, plaintiff Teaching Hospital and defendant National Healthcare Fund entered into contracts that committed the National Healthcare Fund to finance the obstetric pathology services provided by Teaching Hospital. The contracts between the plaintiff and defendant contained a maximum annual amount that the National Healthcare Fund would finance for the subsequent year, however due to …Read more

Tags: Budget, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Reimbursement, Tertiary care
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Covarrubias v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Country: Canada
Year: 2006
Court: The Federal Court of Appeal
Citation: 2006 FCA 365
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The appellants were Mexican citizens who arrived in Canada and made a claim for refugee protection. Before their claim was heard, the male appellant was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and was immediately put on life-sustaining hemodialysis treatment. The Immigration and Refugee Board (‘Board’) denied their claim for refugee protection. Among other findings, the Board …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Examination, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Refugees, Testing, Underprivileged
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EN and Others v. Government of RSA and Others (No. 1)

Country: South Africa
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Durban and Coast Local Division
Citation: 2006 (6) SA 543 (D); 2007 (1) BCLR 84 (D)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

An urgent application was filed on behalf of fifteen prisoners living with HIV/AIDS who required antiretroviral (ARV) treatment while incarcerated at the Westville Correctional Centre (WCC) in KwaZulu-Natal province. The Applicants were acting in their individual capacities and as representatives of the class of prisoners incarcerated at WCC. The sixteenth applicant was the Treatment Action …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Custody, Detention, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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EN and Others v. Government of the RSA and Others

Country: South Africa
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Durban and Coast Local Division
Citation: 2006 (6) SA 575 (D); 2007 (1) BCLR 84 (SAHC Durban 2006)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

This is an application for leave to appeal an interim implementation order. In the main application fifteen prisoners were successful in compelling the State to provide them, and other similarly situated prisoners living with HIV/AIDS, with antiretroviral (ARV) treatment while they were incarcerated at the Westville Correctional Centre (WCC) in KwaZulu-Natal province. The Respondents filed …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Detention, First-line treatment, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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R (on the application of Rogers) v. Swindon NHS Primary Care Trust and Anr.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2006] EWCA Civ 392
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The appellant Ann Rogers, suffered from type HER2 breast cancer, which was in its early stages. She had a poor prognosis of only a 25% chance of remaining free of breast cancer and a 43% chance of being alive at ten years. Herceptin was licensed by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for treatment of only …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Clinical trials, Drug safety, Health expenditures, Health funding, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures
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