Health as a Human Right - the basics

During this session an overview is created on sheets of flipchart paper using coloured cards with elements and examples of health as a human right printed on them.  This overview is assembled together with the participants by spreading the cards among them and asking targeted questions about different aspects of health as a human right which need to be answered with the cards.

  • To become familiar with the scope and content of health as a human right
  • To gain understanding of what the different elements of a human rights approach to health mean in practice


Individuals with little knowledge about the right to health. Basic understanding of the human rights approach is assumed.

90 minutes

Users feedback

Very helpful for young trainers

The training manual is very helpful for young trainers. Planning a training session becomes an easy task through it, and the content is very rich and well structured .
We used some activities for the first time in a 3 days training  ..... read more

Sana Sboui and Mayssa Rekhis - Tunesia  - Apr 2012

Very useful

One Big family, Health as a Human Right, Domestic Vioelence and Everyday stories are the most useful session plans for me.  The first two are useful because Right to Health is a relatively new concept in my country.  The latter ..... read more

unknown - Asia - Sep 2011

practical materials

Thank you very much for the very information and practical materials available. Was introduced tot he site through the ESCR-net group in regards to the training.

I am from the Pacific and will try with all effort to get some supp ..... read more

Vani Dulaki - Fiji - Sep 2011