African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters (ACHHRP)

Commission africaine des promoteurs de la santé et des droits de l'homme (CAPSDH)

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History

Apr 1989, Brazzaville (Congo Brazzaville), under the guidance of World Health Organization (WHO) and International Commission of Health Professionals for Health and Human Rights (ICHP), replacing International Medical Forum for Human Rights. Also referred to in English as African Commission for the Promotion of Health and Human Rights.

Aims

Promote human rights in relation to health in Africa, working towards respect and application of the Hippocratic Oath and OF ethics and deontology of the medical profession; provide psychological and physical treatment and rehabilitation for victims of torture, repression and human rights violation and for their families; protect the most weak and vulnerable in society - victims of social injustice and political or religious fanaticism.

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Activities

Establishes treatment and rehabilitation centres, currently 7 centres all in Ghana. Cares for victims and their families through provision of counselling, food, clothing and shelter and of uninterrupted schooling for young victims. Organizes conferences workshops, seminars, lectures and symposia.

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Financing

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Consultative Status

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) (Observer); United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 3 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

D5054

Last News Received

2009
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