With the theme “Health as a right, not a privilege”, the VI Latin American Congress of Health Law will occur between November 1st and 4th in Montevideo, Uruguay. The teaching and research coordinator of Nethis, Roberta de Freitas, was invited to join the Committee of honor of the Seminar. Roberta will present a synthesis of the first stage of the project “Public Policies Observatory on International Regulation of Risk Factors Associated with Chronic Non-communicable Diseases”.
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The research presents a compiled of all resolutions issued at General Assemblies of the United Nations (UN), the Economic and Social Council (UN Ecosoc) and the World Health Organization (WHO), between 2005 and 2016, creating an international overview of regulatory health risk factors related to tobacco, alcohol, ultraprocessed food and pesticides.
Currently, the Observatory is in the process of identification of innovative experiences in the framework of international regulation to share them by means of a digital platform with the political, technical and scientific community and civil society.
“Our intention is to create a database of experiences on regulation to be used as an aid for construction of public policies in health”, says Roberta Freitas, one of the authors of the survey.
After the analysis of 29 resolutions on alcohol, tobacco, pesticides and ultraprocessed food, timelines have been developed in order to facilitate the provision of this information. In the case of tobacco, all the Conferences of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control were also analyzed.
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Soon the full information will be available in an exclusive page of Nethis website.