Right to health


Ddamulira & Sons Foundation works to conduct research and advocate for the promotion, protection and respect for the right to health.

Right to health is fundamental inalienable human right. According to the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity that is the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. According to article 25 of the United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services. The Universal Declaration makes additional accommodations for security in case of physical debilitation or disability, and makes a special mention of care given to those in motherhood or childhood, provision of essential health services to tackling the determinants of health such as, provision of adequate education, housing, food, and favorable working conditions, further stating that these provisions are human rights themselves and are necessary for health.

The United Nations further defines the right to health in Article 12 of the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. We work for reduction of the stillbirth rate and of infant mortality and for the healthy development of the child, reproductive health rights, improvement of all aspects of environmental and industrial hygiene, prevention, treatment and control of all diseases, promote public health and prevention of health problems, disease, disability, premature death, creation of environment for all people to access quality health care services. We work to ensure appropriate measures are taken to eliminate discrimination against women and girls in the field of health care in order to enhance equality of men and women and  access to health care services including family planning and other related services in connection with pregnancy, confinement and the post-natal period as well as adequate nutrition during pregnancy as enshrined in Article 12 of the 1979 United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and other related legal frameworks.

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