The Right to Health: A Toolkit for Health Professionals - 2007

The Right to Health. A Toolkit for Health Professionals was published in 2007 by the British Medical Association in close collaboration with IFHHRO and COMMAT (Commonwealth Medical Trust, an IFHHRO member).

This toolkit provides health professionals, in both developed and developing countries, with guidance on how to promote human rights in their everyday practice. It lays out what this right means for health workers and their professional associations.

Although the right to health is legally grounded, this toolkit is not about the law. It shows the practical meaning and significance of the right to health in the day-to-day work of health professionals. This resource offers practical, realistic guidance on the meaning and implications of the right to health. 

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