What is it about?
The right to health has gained international recognition. The Pygmies and Mbororo of_x000D_ Cameroon are yet to enjoy this right. The right to health is relatively related to and_x000D_ dependent upon the realization of other human rights as explicated in the International_x000D_ Bill of Rights as they form an integral part of the right to health. Despite strides made_x000D_ by the government of Cameroon in ensuring that healthcare facilities are available and_x000D_ accessible within every five kilometers nationwide, this services are limited to urban_x000D_ cities, making it difficult for indigenous populations to access. The absence of legal_x000D_ framework to safeguard the right to health for the population and indigenous peoples in_x000D_ particular, hinders their access to modern healthcare systems. It concludes that_x000D_ government must demonstrate a political will in ensuring equality in healthcare in the country to help remove indigenous peoples at the margin of social structures.
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Why is it important?
This study is important in human rights scholarship. It enables the world to understand the huge inequality gaps that exist between indigenous and non-indigenous populations in society. It is interesting to know that in a world where there exist several human rights instruments to protect the rights of vulnerable groups, yet indigenous peoples are still marginalized, discriminated upon and relegated to second class citizens.
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This page is a summary of: The Excluded Population: Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Health in Cameroon, African Journal of Legal Studies, January 2023, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/17087384-bja10074.
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