The right to health

Health is both a condition for and the result of a good life. Still, in many countries healthcare continues to be a privilege of the wealthy. Basic healthcare services are difficult to access, and often lack the required medical personnel or medication.

Many people consider health is something simply happening to you. You are healthy. Or you are not. But health is something that can be provided. Diseases can be prevented, controlled or treated. The same goes for accidents and disabilities. Health is a right you can claim. Our partners advocate for people’s participation in state and social health policies. We also support the solidarity-based systems people set up, such as mutual funds or pharmacies providing affordable medication.

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