Strategy on Health-Related Law

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The vision of this strategy is that Member States will have adequate and strengthened legal and regulatory frameworks to promote health including based on the perspective of the right to health where nationally recognized and promoting the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health.

The Governing Bodies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have adopted various technical directives and recommendations on the formulation of health-related law that are important to consolidate in a strategy on the topic.

This technical document has the following objectives:

  • a) to compile the recommendations of the Governing Bodies of PAHO with regard to health-related law;
  • b) to review the basic concepts and links between law, public health, and health-related human rights;
  • c) to determine certain national trends and challenges with respect to health-related law; and
  • d) to state the principles, values, vision, objectives, and lines of action of a strategy on health-related law (2015-2023) for approval by the Member States during the 54th Directing Council.

For more information, visit the Parliaments of the Americas portal (only in Spanish).