Chapter 3 (The judicialization of health care in the Global South)
charts the trajectory of the judicialization of health care from the
perspective of Global South countries. It shows how the emergence of
health rights litigation in the 1990s and early 2000s was bolstered
by the global expansion of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and by major
constitutional reforms that triggered a period of rights revolutions
in South Africa and in several Latin American countries. This
chapter also tracks the litigation epidemic in countries like
Colombia and Brazil, where the escalation of health rights lawsuits
is threatening the financial stability of health systems and the
fair allocation of scarce health resources.
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