Access to reliable healthcare information is (or should be) a human right: Do you agree or disagree? (9)

8 June, 2023

Health is a human right (UHD) as recognized by the statutes of all countries. The question is what is the use of having information (health) as a human right while millions of people in both HICs and LMICs are deprived of the basic right of accessing health and medical services. Millions of people don’t have money to access such services. Millions of people live in conditions very far from healthy environments. Information is extremely important to help take action and make decisions in life whether in health, education, economics, industry etc.

With kind regards.

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, IAHSI

HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism. Email: shorbajin AT