Landmark working group on the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents meets in Geneva
13 FEBRUARY 2017 - A group of champions and experts met in Geneva last week to reaffirm the urgency of putting human rights at the heart of global efforts to improve the health of women, children and adolescents – including the poorest, and those living in conflict zones and as refugees. The High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents responds to the demand of the Sustainable Development Goals to leave no one behind by rallying political support for a human rights based approach to health.
19 DECEMBER 2016 - This newly published report addresses two overarching questions: What inequalities in childhood immunization coverage exist in low- and middle-income countries? How have childhood immunization inequalities changed over the last 10 years?
9 DECEMBER 2016 – Leaving no one behind requires a better understanding of the health experiences of the vulnerable and invisible who are more likely to experience discrimination, stigma and violations of their human rights. As we mark International Human Rights Day, WHO looks at the human faces behind health inequalities, explores why human rights are so central to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and looks to the future for the world we want.
UN human rights experts: Countries should increase support for breastfeeding, end inappropriate marketing breast-milk substitues
22 NOVEMBER 2016 – Today, UN human rights experts told countries that they need to do more to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as a human right, including ending the inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes and other foods intended for infants and young children. The joint statement was issued by the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food and the Right to Health, the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice, and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
21 NOVEMBER 2016 - The Innov8 Approach for Reviewing National Health Programmes to Leave No One Behind is an 8-step review process which results in recommendations to improve programme performance through concrete action to address health inequities, support gender equality and the progressive realization of universal health coverage and the right to health, and address social determinants of health.
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