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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work of the Special Rapporteur

on the Right to Health

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