Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control
Article 25 (1) UDHR
The World Health Organization Constitution enshrines the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental right of every human being.
The right to health includes access to timely, acceptable, and affordable health care of appropriate quality.
About 150 million people globally suffer financial catastrophe annually, and 100 million are pushed below the poverty line as a result of health care expenditure.
Vulnerable and marginalized groups in societies tend to bear an undue proportion of health problems.
We are happy to announce that the Center for Health and Human Rights was invited to participate in the launch of the Gender Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative sponsored by Vital Voices, The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women and the AVON Foundation for Women.
JAN 3, 2014 12:04PM ET / GLOBAL By: ABBY OHLHEISER A Lebanese doctor checks a Syrian refugee at a mobile clinic for Doctors Without Borders, in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon. (AP) Five staffers for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) were taken from a Syrian home on Thursday night,…
Almost half of all immigrants — noncitizen immigrants — are uninsured, a level about three times higher than for native-born citizens. Because so many immigrants lack insurance, they face serious barriers to medical care and pay more out-of-pocket when they receive care. Barriers •Associated with language, income, gender and the need for culturally competent care •Lack of…