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Governments need to be more aware of human rights implications of health care

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:238
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    Governments around the world need to be more aware of human rights issues when developing healthcare policy, says the World Health Organization in a new pamphlet on the subject.

    The pamphlet says that the link between human rights and health has started only recently to get the attention it deserves, because of the growing demand for greater accountability in health.

    The 36 page pamphlet–part of a WHO campaign to make health officials and practitioners more aware of the connection …

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