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PUBLIC HEALTH BILL OF RIGHTS TO BE SIGNED BY LEADING HEALTH OFFICIALS

 PUBLIC HEALTH BILL OF RIGHTS TO BE SIGNED BY LEADING HEALTH OFFICIALS
 WHAT: A public health bill of rights, a document calling for equal and adequate health care for all people, regardless of race, religion, political belief or economic or social standing, will be signed by leading health officials.
 The "International Declaration of Health Rights" is printed in calligraphy on a 10-foot parchment scroll, with places for the signatures of health officials.
 WHO: James P. Grant, executive director of UNICEF; Hiroshi Nakajima, M.D., Ph.D. director-general of the World Health Organization; Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S., dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
 WHEN: Thursday, April 23
 10:45 a.m.
 WHERE: Turner Auditorium
 The Johns Hopkins Health Institutions
 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore
 WHY: The declaration calling for equal and adequate health care for all people was developed by a consortium of faculty, students and alumni on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the nation's first. Since its founding, the school has served as a living laboratory for the prevention of disease, injury and premature death.
 PROPS: The parchment scroll on which the declaration is printed is 2-feet wide and 10-feet long, with places for the signatures.
 CONTACT: Jennifer Hauser of Public Communications Inc., 312-558-1770, for Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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