Health, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Aid

  1. Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Do you agree that all of the listed items are universal human rights? Why or why not?
  2. What do you think should be being included in a basic healthcare package that every human has access to? (In other words, what is appropriate global ‘standard of health’)
  3. The average American household spends less than 1% of its income paying for its water. What would happen in the United States if rates increased to about 20% of income, as happened in parts of Cochabamba, Boliva?
  4. Name 2 organizations in your community that will respond to local crisis and emergencies, including those caused by natural disasters?