The right to health is a human rights issue

Obstetricians providing help to pregnant woman in the Philippines. UNFPA @ PHOTO

'The right to health is a human rights issue', according to a senior professor at the University of Philippines.

Experts have been meeting at UN headquarters to discuss how women's access to health is disproportionately affected to poverty.

Elizabeth Pangalangan at the University of Philippines is a strong advocate for better access to reproductive healthcare as a means to end poverty.

Cathrine Hasselberg has been speaking to the professor about some of the challenges women in the Philippines face.

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