Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health: Preliminary Note on Mission to India
Author: Paul Hunt, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
At the invitation of the Indian government, the Special Rapporteur on the right to health visited India in late 2007.
The mission focused on the issue of maternal mortality with a view to understanding, in the context of the right to the highest attainable standard of health, the steps taken by India to reduce this phenomenon, and to make constructive recommendations.
This note provides some preliminary observations arising from the mission.