Health, NCDs, and human rights in the COVID-19 pandemic: Key resources

Friday 27 March, 2020


COVID-19 is reshaping the way we live, work, and interact with each other. New information about the virus comes out every day, as does new advice on how to slow its spread.

But amid these rapid changes, a few things are becoming increasingly clear:

  • There is evidence that noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer and their risk factors put people at higher risk of complications from COVID-19

  • People living with NCDs and their carers need to be informed about their COVID-19 risks, and efforts to prevent and control NCDs must continue

  • As the pandemic progresses and more people require care, people’s right to health care must be protected and expanded where possible

With this in mind, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer is continuing our work advancing law to prevent cancer and other NCDs and to protect those affected, upholding the fundamental right to health – so no one is left behind.

As we navigate these complex issues together, we wanted to share some important resources from our partners in the cancer and NCD community to help you stay informed and stay well.

We will be updating this page as more resources become available.

COVID-19 and NCDs

COVID-19 and human rights

COVID-19 and law


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