The Alliance for Health attends the III Workshop on the Charter of Patient's Rights and Duties Review
The Alliance for Health, a network of organizations in defence of the right to health, represented by the Citizen Observatory for Health, Saber Nascer, N´weti, medicusmundi and Namati, attend the III Workshop on the Charter of Patient's Rights and Duties (CDDD) Review, on 1-3 November 2022, in Maputo.
The Workshop is led by the Ministry of Health (MISAU), starting from the need to review and update the Charter of Patient's Rights and Duties (CDDD) to the current conjuncture, in the context of health and respect for human rights.
The need to review the CDDD has been proposed and widely discussed by Civil Society in debates and actions led by the Citizen Observatory for Health, which sees the need to include rights that cover all users of health services. Not least, all reforms proposed by Mozambican civil society aim to include vulnerable groups and other segments of the community, making the instrument a key tool that safeguards quality, equitable, inclusive, and humanized service, and that puts the user as a reference in the provision of health services.
The workshop starting from today will allow participants to gather experiences and their contributions under the CDDD review; create a broader technical committee to ensure its implementation; agree on the process and participatory methodology to be used and the role of civil society and the community in reviewing the charter; and discuss the action plan for the CDDD review.
Finally, it should be noted that the workshop has the technical participation of civil society and community-based organizations relevant to health and human rights; representatives of the Legal and the Quality and Humanization departments of the Ministry of Health; a representative of the Central Hospital of Maputo; WHO; UNDP; CNCS, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, UNAIDS, the Association of Magistrates, and the Ministry of Woman, Gender and Social Action.