UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Sectors : General health and health funding, Human Rights, Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
1966
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Commitments in: Governance - Human Rights

“PART III

...Article 12
1. The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

2. The steps to be taken by the States Parties to the present Covenant to achieve the full realization of this right shall include those necessary for:
(a) The provision for the reduction of the stillbirth-rate and of infant mortality and for the healthy development of the child;
(b) The improvement of all aspects of environmental and industrial hygiene;
(c) The prevention, treatment and control of epidemic, endemic, occupational and other diseases;
(d) The creation of conditions which would assure to all medical service and medical attention in the event of sickness.”

Scope: 
International