Currently, the 22nd regular session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations is in session in Geneva (February 25 – March 22, 2013). A full day meeting on The Rights of the Child will occur on March 7, on “The right of the child to the highest attainable standard of health.” The universal right to health is recognized by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Where there’s health, there’s hope Village Health Works is a a Burundi-based 501c3 organization founded..
About 18 million people have river blindness worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, but more than 99% of cases of this disease are found in Africa. However, there are efforts to eliminate the disease.
Dr. David Chiriboga obtained his postgraduate training in Preventive Medicine at the University of Massachusetts..