(2002; 33 pages) [Chinese] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]
The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental right of every human being was enshrined in WHO’s Constitution over fifty years ago. WHO strives to make this right a reality for everyone, paying particular attention to the poorest and most vulnerable.
In this context, WHO has launched the Health and Human Rights Publication Series to explore the complex relationship between health and human rights regarding various health challenges. The first in this series, 25 Questions and Answers on Health and Human Rights, attempts to answer key questions that come to mind in exploring the linkages between health and human rights. It is intended as a practical guide to generate increased clarity and understanding among WHO staff and other health, development and human rights practitioners about the important synergy between health and human rights.