Support the campaign, sick children have rights

Support the campaign, sick children have rights

Sick children rely on our solidarity

Ensure age-appropriate and interdisciplinary care

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees this to children Right to an attainable maximum level of health and a best possible medical care (Art. 24, UN CRC). In addition, children have further protection, support and participation rights.

The current developments in the German healthcare system, that is increasingly based on economic principles of increasing efficiency and profitability endanger the respect of these rights and make comprehensive, age-appropriate treatment of sick children difficult.

The initiative Sick children have rights wants to draw attention to this and a wave of solidarity toast with sick children in Germany.

Petition from the German Academy for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine e.V..

The German Academy for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (DAKJ) has one Petition for better framework conditions in the medical care of our children and adolescents initiated, which is to be submitted to the German Bundestag. If it is possible to collect 50,000 signatures, then the Bundestag must deal with the matter in a public hearing. Please support this action with your signature!

You can find the petition here.

Global alliance of children’s clinics calls for action

November 20, 2019 is International Children’s Rights Day and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is celebrating its 30th anniversary. On this occasion, children’s clinics worldwide have come together to raise awareness of children’s health needs. They have published a joint statement calling for early and sustainable investments in children’s health.

Please support the appeal, spread the statement about your networks and platforms – for the health of our children!

You can find the document here: Appeal for children’s clinics (English, German)

Tutzinger’s plea

As part of the 1st German Children’s Health Summit on 29./30. April 2019 in Tutzing, the participants adopted the "plea for respect for the rights of sick children", the concrete demands on politics & Society.

Letter to political representatives – take part!

Please support the initiative "Sick children have rights" – write to the members of the Bundestag or Landtag in your constituency!

It is very simple: Select the relevant deputy (s) at and send him / her an email. To do this, copy the text of our sample letter into the specified form.

Only together can we achieve something and give sick children their rights!

"Nowhere is a society more evident than in the way it treats its children."
Nelson Mandela

Greetings from Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen

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