Health and Sanitation, a fundamental right?!
The right to health and the right to sanitation are closely linked. Health is essential for any human being, since its lack does not allow living fully. The enjoyment of the highest degree of health that can be achieved is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.
The right to health guarantees that citizens access the health system without discrimination based on sex, race, age, ethnicity, religion, etc.
The right to health implies having access to drinking water, sanitation, food, housing and information in relation to health.
In the times we live in, there is a great need in this field of action, whether due to horrendous expenses, lack of medications, psychological help during an illness or after overcoming it, etc.
The Association “Corazón y Vida” is a non-profit association founded 9th June 1999. It is made up mainly of families affected with congenital heart disease and other untreated diseases in the Canary Islands and tries to cover the needs that this problem causes, both, in the affected as in the family and the social context to which they belong.
AMATE was born in March 2006 by a group of women affected by breast cancer, who found themselves in the same fighting circumstance. When they found different deficiencies for people affected by Breast Cancer, they decided to form the Association and find solutions to what they personally knew they really needed.
The Canarian Association of Laurisilva Care Psychology, ACAPASIL, was born in 2012, establishing itself as a private, public interest and non-profit institution, with the aim of promoting the development of Psychology in its health aspects in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.
It is an Association of autonomic scope, non-profit and declared of public utility. Whose priority objective is to achieve the maximum possible well-being for people affected by neuromuscular diseases, improve their quality of life and that of their families, since this type of disease is not only suffered by the patient, but by everyone around them.