Table 4

Expected competencies to be acquired through a health and human rights training program in a questionnaire-study among health professionals and human rights activists (n: 238)

Core competencies

% mentioning the competency as very important or extremely important (n: 238)


By the end of the program participants should be able to:

• Establish the diagnosis of a health and human rights critical situation

- Determine the health needs and priorities of the communities

87.8

- Determine the needs in protecting basic human rights related to health

87.8

- Identify the violations of basic human rights in the health system

84.5

- Identify the risk factors of major public health problems

81.5

• Use appropriate methods and show appropriate attitudes

- Work in the spirit of justice and equity

82.2

- Work with mechanisms of human rights protection

79.8

- Use public health data collection and analysis methods

75.6

• Act to promote and protect human rights

- Prevent the violations of basic human rights in the health sector

79.4

- Use human rights tools in health promotion programs

73.9

- Rehabilitate victims of human rights violations

70.2

- Plan and evaluate public health programs integrating human rights

70.2


Chastonay et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:19   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-19

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