Health Care is a HUMAN RIGHT

"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate to the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services....." Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 25, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, signed and ratified by the United States of America.

The right to health is universally recognized as fundamental to human dignity, freedom and well-being. There are many factors that influence our state of health and well-being including housing, workplace safety, environmental conditions, access to a safe and sustainable food supply and our own genetics. However, access to comprehensive medical care is fundamental to our health and well-being. Without that, it is impossible for a person to realize their full potential and dignity as a human being

In order to meet human rights standards, a health care system must be:

  • Universal,
  • Accessible to all and available to all,
  • High quality standards of care for all,
  • Comprehensive and appropriate to all health needs,
  • Financed and delivered in a non-discriminatory way that enables the participation of all individuals and communities,
  • Provides access to information,
  • Ensures transparency and
  • Has effective mechanisms to hold both the public and private sector accountable to the citizens.

SPAN Ohio is dedicated to achieving a health care system that fulfills the human right to health care and that ensures every person will receive the care they need in a manner that affords them the dignity they deserve.

For further information on the human right to health care, read the following articles:

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Time for a Closer Look Sat. 24 Jun, 2017 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm) Learn about Medicare for All, Saturday, June 24th at 11 AM, Upper Arlington Library, 2800 Tremont Road. With bills for u...
  • Join us to protest the secrecy s... Tue. 27 Jun, 2017 (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm) SPAN members will join a coalition of faith groups and unions which have organized a protest action to call on Senator Por...
  • SPAN Region 4 monthly meeting Wed. 28 Jun, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) SPAN Region 4 monthly meeting will be on Wed., June 28th, 2017, 7-9PM at First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St., (corner o...
  • Free Screening of New Documentary Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) SPAN Ohio, Central Ohio Region, will show the newly released documentary, "Big Pharma Market Failure" on Monday, July 10th...
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