PART V. SOCIAL SECURITY AND HEALTHEditor NLC
Social security schemes shall be extended progressively to cover the peoples concerned, and applied without discrimination against them.
- Governments shall ensure that adequate health services are made available to the peoples concerned, or shall provide them with resources to allow them to design and deliver such services under their own responsibility and control, so that they may enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.
- Health services shall, to the extent possible, be community-based. These services shall be planned and administered in co-operation with the peoples concerned and take into account their economic, geographic, social and cultural conditions as well as their traditional preventive care, healing practices and medicines.
- The health care system shall give preference to the training and employment of local community health workers, and focus on primary health care while maintaining strong links with other levels of health care services.
- The provision of such health services shall be coordinated with other social, economic and cultural measures in the country.