8TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
WELL BEINGS: The Human Right to Healthcare
The strength of the world depends primarily on the health of its greatest resource – its people. Healthy people do more than merely survive. Children who are healthy can focus on school, go on to pursue a career and work toward a self-sustainable future. Healthy adults can enjoy their lives, go to work, contribute to their communities and support their families.
Disparities in access to health services, then, affect both individuals and communities. Health equity can only be achieved with comprehensive, quality healthcare services across all populations. As a nation, we must ensure our future by securing the human right to quality healthcare for individuals around the world.
Ms. Catherine Albisa, a constitutional and human rights lawyer who is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and a commissioner for New York’s Commisson on Human Rights;
Ms. Laurie Garrett, best-sellng author and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York.
This conference is free and open to the public.
Healthcare professionals, educators and their students are especially encouraged to attend.
On-site check-in for registered attendees will begin at 8 a.m. at the Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J.