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Healthcare is a Human Right

Healthcare is a Human Right

We should all have access to the healthcare we need: good quality, affordable care without fear of discrimination. This is our human right. 

“We should all have access to the healthcare we need: good quality, affordable care without fear of discrimination. This is our human right. 

The World Health Organization states that every person has ‘the right to the highest attainable standard of health’.1 Decision-makers in every country and continent are obliged to make this happen: to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of patients.2 

This Patient Solidarity Day we call on individuals, organizations and institutions to agree that healthcare is a human right for all – without exception – which must be reflected at every level of care. Systems should be designed and services delivered to meet the needs of patients. 

We call on everyone to stand together on 5 December to raise awareness under this banner, to change the perspectives of others and to improve the lives of patients around the world.”