October 23, 2012Recently, IFHHRO member AmanSaulyk in Kazachstan published a practical guide in Russian on basic human rights in health care and research.
The development of the manual was a joint effort of AmanSaulyk and several other organisations in Kazachstan and abroad, including the Open Society Foundations and the Soros Foundation Kazachstan.
Mrs. Bakhyt Tumenova, president of AmanSalyk said: “In just 4 years and 8 months of our hotline we received 16,188 hits. In Almaty alone, we received 1,684 complaints in 2011. And during the first seven months of 2012, we received 1,010 complaints, of which 40% are related to low awareness of people about their rights in the field of health. Therefore, this practical guide, designed for a wide range of readers, will help to fill the information gap and encourage the people of Kazakhstan to actively defend their rights.”
The publication, which is the first of its kind in the country, includes a description of international and regional law on standards of care. The rights and responsibilities of patients and health care professionals in Kazachstan are described through constitutional provisions, legal norms and regulations. The guide is meant for lawyers, health care professionals and patients.
Download Human Rights in Health Care. Practical Guide (Russian only)