Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 16, 2017 / 13:34 pm
Health care access is a human right, not just a matter of philanthropy, the Holy See told the United Nations last Friday.
"All our efforts must be directed to ensure human dignity, quality of health and life and to the building of a better world for the generations to come," said Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, the Holy See's permanent representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.
The archbishop spoke to the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 10, under general debate on access to medicines.
Archbishop Jurkovic said health is a fundamental human right that is "essential for the exercise of many other rights" and "necessary for living a life in dignity."