Jul 03, 2023
Right to health in Mauritania - Mohamed Al-Mahboubi & Sidina Atigh

This research is a part of the Arab Watch Report 2023 on the right to Health.


Right to health in Mauritania - Mohamed Al-Mahboubi & Sidina Atigh
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Introduction

This paper presents an overview on Mauritanian citizens' access to the right to health, health insurance, and healthcare, especially the vulnerable groups, in a country suffering from poverty, marginalization, poor health infrastructure, and inequatible access to hospitalization between citizens living in the city center and the outskirts, and citizens in rural and urban areas. This context pushed us to draw the attention of stakeholders including public authorities, civil society, the media and partners, and to promote advocacy that leads to improving the level of services, especially with regard to social and economic rights (health, education, welfare and social protection).


The report is primarily based on the methodological axes included in the background paper of the sixth Arab Watch Report, with a focus on the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in terms of information availability, the right to health and its enforcement.



Objective: Presenting a comprehensive and critical analysis of the situation of the right to health in Mauritania, with some insights on the post-COVID-19 period.


Methodology: The reporting methodology is based on two axes: the first focuses on desk research, meetings, and interviews with relevant specialists, human rights activists, actors in the health sector, and civil society activists working for the developmental health field, this is an active participatory approach. The second focuses on objective research, questioning history, and analysing reality, based on answers to the report’s key questions on the reality of access to the right to health in Mauritania, the level of human rights awareness concerning this specific right, and inequality in health services availability.


Mohamed Al-Mahboubi & Sidina Atigh
Please click here to download the full report.

This research is a part of the Arab Watch Report 2023 on the right to Health.





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