Article 24 of the Unites Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states:
States Parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services.
With a view to publish a General comment on art.24 of the CRC the Committee invited NGO’s and other institutions working in the field of children’s health and health services to submit papers describing the most crucial obstacles for implementing art. 24.
EACH submitted such a paper in January 2012, containing the combined experiences of the member organizations.
The general Comment was published in March 2013 on the internet. EACH is proud to see that that many of the points that are raised in her paper have found their way into the General Comment.