Centre for the Right to Health
Centre for the Right to Health (CRH) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 with a mission for research, training, advocacy and service delivery towards the realization of the right to health especially for vulnerable and marginalized groups in Nigeria. CRH works with and seeks to mobilize the efforts of a wide range of stakeholders to research issues bearing on the right to health, design effective policy options for dealing with such issues and utilize appropriate strategies for enforcing the rights of Nigerians to health. Its partners include community based organizations; health focused NGOs, health authorities and service providers, the media, human rights groups and activists.
A Nigeria in which quality healthcare is affordable and accessible; where patients are treated with dignity and their human rights respected irrespective of gender, age, social status or disease condition.
To advocate for the full realization of the right to health in Nigeria and to promote respect for ethics and human rights in healthcare policies and practices, especially for vulnerable groups such as People Living With HIV/AIDS, women, youths and children.
-To research, monitor and document policies and practices that influence the right to health in Nigeria.
-To inform the public of their right’s to health, and to secure the enforcement of such rights through change in policies, institutions and legal remedies in Nigeria.
-To promote professional ethics in healthcare delivery and to secure patients rights.
-To promote and protect the human rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in health care institutions, work places, and within the community.
-To empower and mobilize defenseless groups, such as PLWHA to assert their rights.
-To provide counseling, care and support to PLWHA and their families.
-To provide legal counseling and litigation for PLWHA and other defenceless groups.
To advocate good health and emphasize preventive measures through health education.
-To network with professionals, advocacy groups and activist groups who are established in the global movement for health as a fundamental human right.See more