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The Amnesty International Report 2015/16 documents the state of the world’s human rights during 2015. The foreword, five regional overviews and a survey of 160 countries and territories highlight the suffering endured by many, be it through conflict, displacement, discrimination or repression. The Report also highlights the strength and extent of the human rights movement, and surveys the progress made in the safeguarding and securing of human rights.
While every attempt is made to ensure accuracy, information may be subject to change without notice.

Promoting and protecting health is essential to human welfare and sustained economic and social development. This was recognized more than 30 years ago by the Alma-Ata Declaration signatories, who noted that Health for All would contribute both to a better quality of life and also to global peace and security.

Three key messages from The world health report :

■ Universal health coverage, with full access to high-quality services for health promotion, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, palliation and financial risk protection, cannot be achieved without evidence from research.

■ All nations should be producers of research as well as consumers. The creativity and skills of researchers should be used to strengthen investigations not only in academic centres but also in public health programmes,

■ Research for universal health coverage requires national and international backing. To make the best use of limited resources,

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