Right to Health Wiki

The Right to Health Wiki was developed by IFHHRO to inform health workers about the right to health. Therefore, this Wiki presents the most essential information in short and to-the-point pages with links to more detailed information. All with the intention to stimulate not only health workers but also others to use it, to contribute to it, and to bring a rights-based approach to health into practice.

The Wiki is divided in four main parts:

  1. Health as a human right – all the basics you should know

  2. Health and human rights by theme – addressing different health themes

  3. Health and human rights by country – information about the health situation by country

  4. Health and human rights education – resources and training materials

Latest News

  • Health professionals unethical involvement in CIA torture programme

    complicityAccording to a new report released today by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), recently declassified documents confirm that the CIA conducted experimental research to test an unsupported hypothesis that torture could break the resistance of detainees and aid interrogation. It confirms that health workers were involved in illegal and unethical experiments to define the thresholds of pain and suffering of the torture subjects.

     
  • USA: Drug courts fail to provide adequeate treatment to drug users

    drugaddictionIn the report Neither Justice nor Treatment, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) states that drug courts in the United States struggle to meet medical and human rights standards. According to the researchers, drug courts – designed to reduce incarceration and provide necessary treatment – routinely fail to provide adequate, medically-sound treatment for substance use disorders.