CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO BENEFIT FROM HEALTH SERVICES AND HEALTH EDUCATION

<doi>10.24250/JPE/2/2019/MAG</doi>

  • Mihaela Gavrila-Ardelean PhD, Assoc.Prof. „Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad

Abstract

Health is a basic human right for all children. Children have the right to grow up healthy and to receive education regarding a healthy behavior. According to the World Health Organization’s concept of health, a healthy and educated life is a qualitative life. Children’s right to health consists of three different aspects: cultural, social and economic rights. The right to benefit from health services is regulated by a few international conventions, such as: 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights', 'International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights', 'Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' (O.N.U, 1991). Access to optimum health services is necessary for good health. Health is a fundamental right for all categories of children, including children with special needs (W.H.O., 2001). This paper analyses the importance of children’s right to health and the practical possibilities to improve the accessibility and addressability of children to medical health services. Conclusion: Children’s health can be seen as a bio-psycho-social whole.

Published
2019-10-27