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Access to essential medicines is a fundamental element of the right to health
Access to essential medicines is a fundamental element of the right to health
“Millions are unable today to access essential medicines not due to any inherent lack of these commodities, but to entirely man-made policy deficits and entrenched practices,” said UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore at a panel discussion on access to medicines during the recent UN Human Rights Council.
24 March 2017
Expert urges States to invest in the health and resilience of adolescents
Expert urges States to invest in the health and resilience of adolescents
UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health Dainius Pūras has called on States to decriminalize abortion, close adolescent drug detention facilities and to provide better mental health for teens, in a wide ranging report on health presented during the Human Rights Council.
21 June 2016
Migrant workers: their right to health care
Migrant workers: their right to health care
The Special Rapporteur on the right to health says many of the more than a hundred million migrants who leave their countries every year have little or no access to medical help of any kind.
4 July 2013
Access to medicines - fundamental to the right to health
Access to medicines - fundamental to the right to health
Human rights must be at the core of policy design and decision-making aimed at ensuring greater access to medicines.
5 November 2010