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Right to health in Croatia: UN expert to make first visit


The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius PÅ«ras, will visit Croatia from 28 November to 6 December 2016 to assess the realization of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health in the country.

“This is my first visit to a European country and I look forward to learning how the most recent Member State of the European Union has advanced in the implementation of the right to health for all,” Mr. Pūras said.

During his visit, the Special Rapporteur will examine, in a spirit of cooperation and dialogue, elements of the right to health, including availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of health services, goods and facilities.

“I will be particularly interested in addressing specific issues such as financing of the national healthcare system, access to primary healthcare, mental health, and sexual and reproductive health rights,” Mr. Pūras said. He will further look into the situation of key populations and groups, including people on the move, children, persons with disabilities, and older persons.

At the end of the mission, the UN Special Rapporteur will share his preliminary conclusions at a press conference on 6 December at 12:00, at the UNICEF conference room,Radnička cesta 4, Zagreb. Access to the press conference is strictly limited to journalists.

Mr. PÅ«ras will present a comprehensive report on his mission to Croatia to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2017.

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