Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All

Health - a Human Right

Health - a Human Right

Basel, 8 November 2011. Health is a human right: too often forgotten, this is the central issue of international health policy and health cooperation. And yet millions of people die each year in developing countries due to easily preventable diseases. This is a basic violation of the human right to health. In addition, women, minorities and marginalized people often have limited access to healthcare due to poorly functioning healthcare systems. That is why this year's Swiss Health Cooperation Symposium reflected on and debate, among others, the following questions:

  • How can we strengthen the human right to health?
  • At what stage are we in establishing this basic human right? How must we shape both international and Swiss politics in order for it to gain acceptance?
  • What does “the right to health” mean for the establishment of health cooperation?

Organizers: Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland
A full conference documentation is available now.

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