3.6 Summary

  1. Both the UN Convention and the African Charter have articles that confirm children’s rights to health.
  2. There are many different elements to the right to health. It is not only about health care – it is also about issues such as combating malnutrition and preventing accidents.
  3. The right to health cannot be separated from other rights.
  4. The right to health for a child can be thought of at different levels – individual, health care services and systems, and the environment.
  5. At each of these levels there are roles to be played by health workers.

At the level of the environment

3.7 Self-assessment questions