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Human Rights & Health

PAHO’s Project on Public Health, International Human Rights Law and Vulnerable Groups

PAHO’s project on public health and international human rights law is part of WHO global strategies in this area (http://www.who.int/hhr/NEW37871OMSOK.pdf).  Integrating human rights norms and standards into policies, laws, practices and programs of WHO corresponds to the need for the organization as a whole to respond effectively to a complex, multi-dimensional and changing international context in a manner consistent with the UN and OAS Charters which  stablish that one of the purposes of both organizations is the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 08:27
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Looking at PAHO Strategic Plan 2008-2012 from a an international human rights law perspective

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 06:07

Human Rights & Health

In 1990, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched an initiative designed to restructure psychiatric care throughout the Americas. At the heart of the initiative was the promotion and protection of the human rights of persons with mental disability. Soon after, PAHO gathered legislators, mental health professionals, human rights leaders, and organizations of persons with disability to advance mental health care reforms throughout the Region. Participants issued the Declaration of Caracas.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2009 08:15
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