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Child rights-based approach to child health

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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is 30 years old. The CRC defines five domains; economic, cultural, social, protective and civil and political. There are three principals of child rights; universality, interdependency and accountability. Goldhagen J et al. [BMJ Paediatrics Open 2020;4:e000589. doi:10.1136/bmjpo-2019-000589] has defined these tenets in terms of social justice and health equity. The CRC and these child-rights principles establish the structure and function of a child rights-based approach (CRBA) to child health and well-being. It is worthwhile exploring this paper and to consider whether you practice a CRBA in your daily …

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