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The Centre for Human Rights is both an academic department and a non-governmental organisation, and works towards human rights education in Africa, a greater awareness of human rights, the wide dissemination of publications on human rights in Africa, and the improvement of the rights of women, people living with HIV, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and…

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Un portal dedicado a dar información y apoyo a personas con VIH, sus familiares y amigos, en América Central. Información actualizada, vivencias, noticias, referencia a organizaciones y servicios, chat, preguntas y respuestas, grupos de autoapoyo virtuales, entre algunos de los contenidos de este sitio.

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Tamaz Ezer from the Open Society Foundation’s Public Health Program discusses four key lessons obtained in collaborating with medical and law schools to develop 25 courses on human rights and patient care in nine countries: Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine and courses with a specific focus on human rights and access to medicines in another three countries: Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda.

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This fact sheet aims to shed light on the right to health in international human rights law as it currently stands, amidst the plethora of initiatives and proposals as to what the right to health may or should be. The fact sheet starts by explaining what the right to health is and illustrating its implications for specific individuals and groups, and then elaborates upon States’ obligations with respect to the right. It ends with an overview of national, regional and international accountability and monitoring mechanisms.

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