World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year. The main purpose of this day is to draw attention to the subject of global health.
On World Health Day 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) “will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being“.
Health in the Convention on the Rights of the Child
In the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 6 stipulates that:
The Convention on the Rights of the Child here
Declaration of Alma-Ata (Health for All)
The International Conference on Primary Health Care, meeting in Alma-Ata on the 12th day of September in the year 1978, expressed the need for urgent action by all governments, all health and development workers, and the world community to protect and promote the health of all the people of the world, hereby makes the following Declaration
“Health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a fundamental human right”
Read The Declaration of Alma-Ata here
People Charter for Health – People’s Health Movement
“Health is a social, economic, and political issue and above all a fundamental human right. Inequality, poverty, exploitation, violence, and injustice are at the root of ill‐health and the deaths of poor and marginalized people.”
Since the Alma Ata International Conference on Primary Health Care, Alma-Ata, USSR, 6-12 September 1978, People’s Charter for Health has been the most widely endorsed consensus document on health.
Formulated and endorsed by the participants of the First People’s Health Assembly held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in December 2000, the People’s Charter for Health is the tool to build on perspectives of people whose voices have rarely been heard before, if at all. It encourages people to develop their solutions and to hold local authorities, national governments, international organizations, and corporations accountable.
Visit the People’s Health Movement website
To read and join the Charter
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