On Universal Health Coverage Day the Community Platform with the support of ATD Ireland as published a leaflet and poster which highlight shocking facts which show that the equal right to health is being denied to those experiencing poverty, social exclusion and inequality and to call on the Government to bring about change.
It has also published the final report from the “Health as a Human Right” seminar held jointly by the Community Platform and All Together in Dignity as part of the “Our Voices” project in June 2017 which is available to download here.
The leaflet and poster call on everyone to take action by informing themselves of the reality; demanding that the Government implement the reforms outlines in the SlainteCare report; remind the Government of it’s commitments in Health Ireland to addressing health inequalities and promote the Public Sector Duty which places a legal duty on all public sector bodies have regard to eliminating discrimination, promoting equality and protecting human rights in their daily work.
Download the Community Platform Press Release here: Equal Right to Health for All.
These materials are being disseminated as a follow up to Six principles for an inclusive health policy published in December 2016.