Essay On Right To Health

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Right to Health of Persons with Hemophilia. Introduction Health and its wellbeing is considered as one of the important asset of Human life. Health is one of the basic requirements of human beings. In the present time our country is facing degradation of health. As WHO defines, Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease. Health is the most important factor in national development. Through this definition World Health Organization has helped to move health thinking beyond a limited, medicine and pathology based perspective to the more positive domain of well -being. The right to health is one of the basic rights of human beings. Right to health is a vital right without which no one can exercise one’s basic human rights. In the Indian society right to health is an issue of fundamental importance. The responsibility of protecting and fulfilling the right to health not only lays with medical profession but also with governments public functionaries. The term health has an inter-relationship with aspects such as the provision of a clean living environment, protection against hazardous working conditions, education about disease prevention and social security …show more content…

Contribution to health of a population also derives from social determinants of health like living conditions, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation, education, early child development and social security measures. According to major health indicators like immunization of infants, nutrition level in children and women, supplementation of food and its equity among all, India holds the low position compared to even Sub-Saharan African countries and Conflict ravaged countries like Afghanistan and Haiti and even from the neighboring South Asian countries like Bangladesh. (UNICEF Report

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