Article 24 of the UN CRC states that every child has the right to access health care services and facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. This means that all countries have the obligation to ensure that every child can go to the doctor, hospital or any other health services he or she needs.    

The right to health must be uphold regardless of status, cultural background, illness or disability, and it must ensure the highest attainable standard of health care. This means that it must be provided by trained staff in the right environment. The CRC’s General Comment No.15 stated that all countries have the obligations to ensure universal coverage of high-quality primary health services, including prevention, health promotion, care and treatment, and essential drugs.

  • Children’s rights: direct art 24 UN CRC
  • Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 3


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