Health is a Human Right

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Health is a Human Right!

The international community has long recognized the centrality of health, and identifies health—including its social, economic and cultural dimensions—as a basic human right. Below is a list of major international documents and laws where governments, including the United States, have recognized the human right to health. The People’s Health Movement unites concerned activists, academics and health workers since 2000 to press governments to fulfill their human rights commitments.

International Documents Recognizing and Reinforcing the Right to Health

Resources and Analysis on Applications of International Human Rights Law for Particular Groups & Contexts