Is Healthcare considered a Human Right?


Healthcare should never have to depend on where you live, how much money you have, your race, or your gender. Health is a complex, multi-dimensional dilemma topic of discussion, especially as a human right. Health is defined as the state of obtaining a good physical and mental well-being and dismissing illnesses and diseases.

Human rights are known as equal respect for all individuals. My question is, how can we keep this debate persistent? Sustainable Development Goal number 3 (good health and well-being), is on the charts of major issues occurring across the world; however, health is just as important as the environment, equality, and education. Without it, imagine how many daily activities will be at a halt. How do you think cultures and communities will live their lives? 

Outlook on Healthcare:

Society wants individuals with excellent human development; however, we are not doing anything to the individuals who are suffering from money when in a health crisis. No one should suffer! Human development is the concept of thriving and striving for a life we want and need. Focusing on the aspect of people, they gain opportunities based on life-based environmental creations surrounding them. In fact, this massive issue is one of the biggest causes of Sustainable Development Goal number 1 (poverty).

Seeing the physical condition of people extremely affected by hunger who can no longer stand … children who are completely emaciated, the elderly who are skin and bone … these images are unbearable.

states Aina Andrianalizaha from Madagascar

Everyone must be treated and kept safe in this world.

When you seek medical attention, you are often informed that there is no medication and advised to go to the big hospitals. The system does not care about your pockets.

mentiones Dave Puo from Mpumalanga, South Africa
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No access to healthcare causes marginalized and disenfranchised populations who are unable to prevent illnesses and diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Ebola, malaria, cancer, and heart disease. Based on the World Health Organisation’s findings, countries in South Africa consist of nearly 1.5 million children suffering from health diseases such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, and other deadly illnesses. It is not a coincidence that the area with the least access to health care also struggles with the control of money. Universal healthcare is extremely vital for these communities; they deserve a life to be lived in peace and harmony and to their fullest.

Contradictory points of view:

Regarding the working hospitals, individuals may disagree with human healthcare acting as a human right because hospital doctors and nurses would have to work forcefully, like a slave; not earn money, stated Sen. Paul. The point is understandable; however, whilst workers are working and earning profit they are still forced to serve and treat patients in need. In other words, individuals who are determined to put others’ lives before their own and find pleasure in helping the need are the individuals who do not feel enslaved. Free healthcare will build stronger and healthier communities! Once every individual works hand in hand has empathy for others, and serpindentry, then we will have a goal to succeed.

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To summarise, Free healthcare is a right and is attainable; seventy countries have already passed laws toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Luckily, activities and politicians are acting up at the United Nations and according to the World Health Organization’s Constitution, the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental human right, and more than half of the world’s countries have included the right to health in their national constitutions. I do not want to wait patiently for the day when every one individual (no matter what gender, race, or religion) will receive the proper healthcare needed and deserved. We all have to achieve it by playing our part in society! I believe human healthcare is a civil right!

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Reporter Youth.md: Gesica Sîrbu 

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