23 MARCH 2017 – Protecting human rights, ethics and equity are principles which underpin WHO’s End TB Strategy. Patients, communities, health workers, policy makers and other stakeholders frequently face conflicts and ethical dilemmas. New WHO tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched for World TB Day, 24 March, aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.
The contribution of integrated people-centered health services to ensuring universal health coverage, the right to health, and leaving no one behind in the SDG era
13 MARCH 2017 – We must ensure that the voices of the most vulnerable populations are included on the path to universal health coverage. This requires an integrated and people-centred approach in how health services are planned, delivered, monitored and evaluated, with strategies focusing on engaging and empowering underserved and marginalized subpopulations. These were some of the key messages to come out of a session on the “WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services: reaching out to vulnerable populations” that took place at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in January.
8 MARCH 2017 – On International Women’s Day, WHO reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s and girls’ fundamental rights, particularly to ensuring that women across the globe are able to make decisions about themselves. When women are able to decide about their health and the things that influence it, including their sexual and reproductive health and environment, they control their futures and their lives and fulfil their limitless potential.
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?
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.
GenderHealth policy, programmes & services must be responsive to the needs of women, men, girls and boys in all their diversity.More on gender
Equity99% of maternal deaths occur in developing countriesMore on equity
Human rights100 million people globally are pushed below the poverty line every year as a result of health care expenditureMore on human rights