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Evaluation of the Right to Oral Health of a Child and its Realization on the International Stage
Aghil Mohammadi , Mahnaz Niknam , Abdosaheb Niknam
Department of Public and International Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
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Health is one of the most important human rights. The right to oral health is one aspect of this right and an integral part of public health pertains to the disease-free status and chronic pain in the mouth, face and throat. Among the human groups, children are the most vulnerable to various health threats, and therefore international instruments, in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), emphasize the right to children's health. Oral diseases are among the factors that seriously affect this right. These diseases not only cause pain, but also affect the eating, speaking and quality of life, inner and social self-esteem of the child. Based on a descriptive-analytical approach and in the light of an overview of the international law approach to the right to health and the right to oral health and the explanation of children's rights in this field, the present paper addresses the question of the right to oral health and what is the position of child in oral health? This paper concludes that, despite the particular importance of children's oral health and the achievement of important results in this area, Oral diseases continue to be widespread among children and the right to do so is faced with many obstacles and limitations. In addition to international institutions, it is essential that states, along with global health programs for all, are targeted and organized, in particular to prevent these diseases and improve access to primary health care. Access to health information around the world, the use of new technologies, regular and annual reports by states on children's oral health can help promote the right to children's oral health.

Please cite this article as: Mohammadi A, Niknam M, Niknam A. Evaluation of the Right to Oral Health of a Child and its Realization on the International Stage. Child Rights J 2019; 1(3): 101-126.
Keywords: Health, Right to Health, Right to Oral Health, Child, World Health Organization
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Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2019/10/19 | Accepted: 2019/11/1


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