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Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
For millions of people throughout the world, the full enjoyment of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health remains a distant goal. In many cases, this goal is becoming even harder to reach. This is especially true for those in vulnerable situations including, among others:
The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health was created to:
More about why the right to health is an important human rights issue
The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health was originally established by the Commission on Human Rights in April 2002 by resolution 2002/31.
The mandate was endorsed and extended by the Human Rights Council with resolutions 6/29 of 14 December 2007, and was most recently renewed by resolution 42/16 of 7 October 2019.
Ms. Tlaleng Mofokeng, from South Africa, was appointed as Special Rapporteur by the UN Human Rights Council at its forty-fourth session in July 2020. She is a medical doctor with expertise advocating for universal health access, HIV care, youth-friendly services and family planning.