Right to health care

Human Rights and your health

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Section 27 of our Constitution states that all South Africans have the right to access health care. As we age, that right becomes more important. Because, diseases like cancer, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure are more common in older people. So too are problems with vision and hearing. But, although the right to health care applies equally to all South Africans, in our unequal society, the reality is very different. If you are comfortably off, with a good medical aid and your own car, you have immediate access to […]