SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND HEALTH RIGHTS
CHSJ is concerned about health rights of those who are socially excluded due to various reasons ranging from socio-economic and political marginalization to social prejudices and prevalent biases. There is a pervasive and persistent problem of inequality prevailing in the delivery of health services as social exclusion restricts communities’ choice to participate in decisions that affect their health. This objective of addressing health care delivery from human rights perspective is to confer on the communities, the sense of freedom to choose what is best for them, being a part of it. CHSJ has been engaged in understanding the role of social exclusion as an important social determinant and has focused on:
> Rights and Welfare of Beedi Workers
Catarina Furtado, a popular Portuguese television personality, who also serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA, was in India recently.