Honduran public health system is failing workers, says EMIH report

The Honduran Independent Monitoring Team’s (EMIH) latest Labour Justice Bulletin (in Spanish) highlights the variety of obstacles maquila workers face when seeking medical assistance for work related chronic pain caused by the repetitive and labour intensive nature of their work. The bulletin presents two first-hand accounts of the difficulties workers, and the general public face when navigating the public system. It highlights the changes needed to the Honduras Social Security Institute (IHSS) to bring it in line with article 9 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The bulletin ends with a summary of the recommendations made by the Mission to support the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) regarding the IHSS.

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