Constitutional Provisions on the right to Health

A Right to Health is necessary for the realisation of fundamental human rights. Without health, it would be impossible to fulfil the rights to life and human dignity. And without some guaranteed, recognised entitlement to health that requires a standard of wellbeing for all human beings, it would be impossible to fulfil the right to non-discrimination. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights makes provision for that right, recognizing “…the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.”