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Presentation of 'The Role of Law and Lawyers in the Fight for Affordable Healthcare for All' panel

Mbula Nzuki

The debate over whether access to healthcare is a privilege or a right has raged for over a century. Indeed this conceptual struggle is reflected in both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 25) and the World Health Organisation's Constitution. While there is global consensus that human health – along with the conditions that protect health – is a fundamental right, access to healthcare often remains guaranteed only for the wealthy.  This panel will explore access to healthcare in Ethiopia, Kenya and Zimbabwe, and will examine the role of the Rule of Law in alleviating income and health inequities and, in particular, the role of lawyers in promoting the goal of guaranteed healthcare for all.

Hosted by 2022 Rule of Law Webathon partner the International Association of Young Lawyers.