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Prevention is Better than Cure When it Comes to Human Rights – by Paula Gerber

September 14, 2012

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The medical profession has long recognised that, when it comes to health, prevention is better than cure. For example, it is better to help people quit smoking than to treat lung cancer and to provide vaccines rather than try and cure childhood illnesses, such as mumps, measles and chicken pox. Unfortunately, we have been less quick to recognise that when it comes to human rights, prevention is also better than cure. Paula Gerber examines our current approach to human rights.

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