ALL FOR ONE: "We believe in a society empowered to accomplish its fullest potentail, and a healthy population is a significant part of that," says the EU's Malgorzata Wasilewska (above).
THE WHO LAYS DOWN THE LAW: Human rights are universal and inalienable, and include such freedoms as access to health facilities and goods and services for everyone everywhere in the world – without discrimination. “To promote the right to health and minimize barriers to attaining quality health care, the WHO recommends that health strategies and policies employ the tenets (non-discrimination, availability, accessibility, quality and accountability) across all the building blocks of the health system and must take into consideration the implementation of each activity during the design and development of policy and planning,” the WHO says. “Services must be made present for all members of the population, including those who may be vulnerable and marginalized. These rights lay the foundation and provide the tenets for global public health systems and are precursors for standards such as Universal Health Coverage and Universal Health Access.”
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