Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Davis Presentation
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Davis Presentation


Published on

Presentation of FACT Rwanda's work.

Presentation of FACT Rwanda's work.

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • HP as Human Rights advocate.
    • What is advocacy? And types of advocacy.
    • Role of health professionals in Protecting and promoting human rights
    • Examples of human rights advocacy involving health workers from across the region.
    • Address key challenges facing health workers as they engage with human rights
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 3.
    • Health as defined by WHO is a
    • "State of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
    • Health professional(HP) defined as “individuals accredited by a professional body upon completing a course of study, and usually licensed by a government agency, to practice a health related profession such as dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational health, physical therapy”.
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 4.
    • Advocacy means speaking up for your rights.
    • Advocacy is a way of making sure that important messages are heard.
    • Advocacy can be done different ways and by different people.
    • All people in society should speak up for their rights.
    • Advocacy can take place at community, national and international levels.
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 5.
    • Self advocacy
    • Legal advocacy
    • 1 to 1 Advocacy
    • Citizens advocacy(volunteer)
    • Peer advocacy
    • Collective advocacy (campaigns)
    • Crisis advocacy(emergency response)
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 6.
    • HPs work within ethical codes that provide a statement of shared values and acknowledge their duties.
    • Ethical codes set moral standard in which they all comply.
    • Ethical standards are established at International and national levels(at times incorporated in domestic laws).
    • Standards focus on their obligation to serve without discrimination
    • Fundamental duty is to act in interest of patient regardless:
      • Constraints
      • Pressure
      • Or contractual obligation
    • HPs are judged guilty of misconduct if they deviate from professional standards.
    • HP have great stake in Universal Declaration of Human Rights .
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 7.
    • According UN, human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status.
    • We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination.
    • These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
    • Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law , general principles and other sources of international law.
    • Human rights entail both rights and obligations. States assume obligations and duties under international law to respect, to protect and to fulfil human rights.
    • Human rights and Health concerns share the common goals of alleviating suffering and promoting the conditions for health and well-being of all people.
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 8.
    • Health Professional have to advocate for these basic rights.......
    • Right to a place to live
    • Right to food and drink
    • Right to health care
    • Right to education
    • Right to be treated equally
    • Right to work
    • Right to be safe from violence
    • Right to make choice
    • Right to freedom of expression
    • Right to dignity
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 9.
    • Human rights :
    • Focus on the dignity and integrity of the human being;
    • Are guaranteed by international standards;
    • Are legally protected and define legal obligations;
    • Protect individuals and groups;
    • Apply to all individuals on the basis of equality and non-discrimination;
    • Place obligations on states and state actors;
    • Specify individual entitlements;
    • Cannot be arbitrarily waived or taken away;
    • Are universal, interdependent, indivisible and interrelated; and can and should be claimed.
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 10.
    • Health workers have a key role to play in affirming the universality of human rights and in promoting respect for them.
    • By affirming and supporting human rights, practitioners in all fields of health enhance the ethics of their profession and advance their commitment to health.
    • HP provide HR protection by fulfilling their ethical obligation{WMA Tokyo declaration1975}.
    • For instance respecting the Hippocratic values “doctors make a promise to take health of their clients a primary considerations”.
    • HPs use their professional bodies to review HRs situation in their countries and speak out against HR Violations.
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 11.
    • Refrain from using medical knowledge and skill that contravenes international statement on individual rights.
    • Not participating actively or passively in acts of human right violations like torture.
    • HPs promotes HR by ensuring no evidence is concealed.
    • Non-discriminatory: discriminatory practices threaten physical and mental health and deny people access to care altogether, deny people appropriate therapies, or relegate them to inferior care.
    • Policy reforms: HP participation in policy making is vital HRs protection and promotion
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 12.
    • Medical Independence : professional show allegiance to the needs of the patient than the state(conflict of interest on duties).
    • Fight against Indiscriminate harm from Weapons of mass destruction ( nuclear weapon)
    • HP respect human dignity : an essential element of health and well-being of all people. Failure to respect dignity has led stigmatization of HIV/AIDS patient like denial of access to appropriate treatment.
    • Participating in ethical Research Practices : Conventional practices in biomedical and behavioral research all too often violate human rights. HP refraining from Unethical research method like non consent procedures.
    • HP should promote adequate standards of education , which include human rights concerns, because these standards promote health and dignity of all members of the human family.
    • Confidentiality as a fundamental obligation to patients and to disclose information only with the patient's consent.
    • Publication ( medical journals and conferences)
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 13.
    • Engage governments and CSO to act on particular action.
    • Campaign for positive change through public debates, political forums and demonstrations.
    • HPs participate in commemorations
    • Health professional are decision makers and active in politics.
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 14.
    • Fight against torture and organised violence.
    • Fight against HIV/AIDS- spread ( UNAIDS, TASO,CNLS)
    • Humanitarian response in Emergency situation conflict zones (MSF,MDM,HRW,PHR)
    • Prevention of Sexual and Gender Based Violence(IRC,ARC
    • HRs Education: AI, PHR,FACT, UN etc
    • Forensic Investigations(PHR)
    • Research and Publication(BMA,WMA,WHO)
    • Poverty eradication (MSF,CARE,WFP)
    Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 15. Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 16. Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)
  • 17. Health Professional student (Uganda,Kenya,Rwanda and Burundi)