The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health: A Guide for Civil Society - 2009

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health: A Guide for Civil Society (2009) is a booklet developed by IFHHRO to aid civil society actors in becoming more involved in the work of the Special Rapporteur. Throughout the guide there is a specific focus on the valuable role that health workers can play.



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More information about the

work of the Special Rapporteur

on the Right to Health

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    protestLast week, thousands of NHS (National Health System) workers and activists marched in the cities of London, Newcastle and Manchester to protest against a health policy that has left migrants too scared to access care.  The government’s so-called ‘hostile environment’ policy has been described as discriminatory and inhumane.

  • Ghana: Ban shackling and invest in mental health services

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