Right to health

In order for a person to be able to live a decent and dignified life, the right to health must be satisfied.

Measures that states should implement involve fundamental actions such as reducing infant mortality, promoting healthy development of the child, improving public healthcare, preventing and controlling epidemics, and creating conditions that guarantee medical and hospital care to all people in the event of illness. Access to health services is one dimension of the right to health, but not the only one. States also have an obligation to pursue a policy that prevents diseases and which thereby leads to the best possible state of health for all people.

Read more about health and health services on the Government website