Published on February 22, 2014
Health and Human Rights @ South African Psoriasis Association General Meeting February 2014 Veronica Mitchell
Psoriasis What about stigma, discrimination … Access to health care ?
South African Laws, Policies & Programmes Personal experiences ?
Frequent violations occur In the health system In our communities Societal prejudice towards difference Lack of understanding and awareness about disability
Common experiences Stigma Discrimination Judgement Worried by Aha-Soft from The Noun Project
Types of stigma Doug Souter General Secretary International Federations of Anti Leprosy, UK @ IFPA workshop in Madrid 2013
Types of stigma e.g. Enacted Losing a job Perceived Fearful of sexual relationships Self Changing behaviour - Social exclusion
Stigma “ a negative response to human difference
Different reactions Hiding skin Isolation Mental health issues …. we sometimes have choices Shocked by Aha-Soft from The Noun Project
Colle c Indiv idual s tive p soria sis s Rights to: dignity non-discrimination freedom (to be ourselves) uffer e rs
Access to treatment is a right Costs Public health system spending limitations Medical insurance selection of treatment Transport
Access to treatment is a right Patents Power of transnational pharmaceutical groups
To realize our human rights Raising awareness / education Confidence Collective effort gloabally Happy by Aha-Soft from The Noun Project
Sourcing information Information at our finger tips Support & Sharing e.g. social media Computer by Dan Hetteix from The Noun Project Icons by http://dryicons.com
Sourcing information Open Educational Resources (OER) http://www.uct.ac.za/
Sourcing information https://vula.uct.ac.za/access/content/group/9c29ba04-b1ee-49b9-8c85Computer by Dan Hetteix from The Noun Project 9a468b556ce2/Human%20Rights%20Key/files/dKey.html
Importance of empathy and reflection https://vula.uct.ac.za/access/content/group/9c29ba04-b1ee-49b9-8c85Computer by Dan Hetteix from The Noun Project 9a468b556ce2/Human%20Rights%20Key/files/dKey.html
Call for Action Glob al mo v emen t http://www.ifpa-pso.org/web/page.aspx?refid=16
World Health Organization Psoriasis is a non-communicable disease with co-morbidities that need to be considered Stacey Stent Illustration http://opencontent.uct.ac.za/Centre-for-Higher-Education-Development/Centre-for-Educational-Technology/Images-from-Studying-at-University-A-guide-for-first-y
South African Psoriasis Association website http://www.psoriasis.org.za/
Conclusion Human rights need to be upheld Global Plan of Action through WHO Implementation of laws is problematic Social awareness and education can contribute to change present attitudes of stigma and discrimination
Thank you Stethoscope by kesaryvamshi from The Noun Project
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