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WHO Right to Health Advocacy project

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The Right to Health Advocacy programme in the oPt works to strengthen monitoring of barriers to the right to health, including obstacles to health access and attacks on health care. The programme works with health partners to strengthen a human rights-based approach to health and engages in advocacy at local, national and international levels to promote improved respect, protection and fulfilment of the right to health.

The right to the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental human right encompassing all elements of life necessary to enjoy good health. It incorporates accessible, available, acceptable and high quality health services as well as meeting needs such as access to adequate food, clean water and housing that are considered underlying determinants of health.

Related links

Monthly oPt referral access reports

Right to Health photo book: Palestinian voices 

WHO video-graphic: the journey of a referral patient from Gaza

Right to health: Crossing barriers to access health in the occupied Palestinian territory 2017 English