Workshop on Health and Human Rights
On 12 May 2009, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the cooperation
of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Regional Office of
UNDP, organized a workshop on human rights and health in Manama,
Bahrain. During the workshop, the Minister of State for Foreign
Affairs, Dr. Nazar Al Baharna, stressed Bahrain’s tireless pursuit
towards the implementation of all its commitments in the periodic
comprehensive review for human rights.
On the other hand, the Minister of Health, Dr. Faisal bin Yaqoob
al Hamar, said that human rights in health care can only be achieved
in a clean environment which is free from any dangerous sources
of pollution. He emphasized the importance of the adoption of health
policies in order to achieve the minimum of those rights including
the right of every citizen to have access to the service of advanced
and safe medical care.