The Human Rights of Children with Spina Bifida in the Republic of Moldova (2013)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – the United Nations Human Rights Office – commissioned the study that follows concerning the human rights of children with spina bifida in the Republic of Moldova.

In the Republic of Moldova, there are allegations that non-treatment or inadequate treatment of children with spina bifida arises from embedded views among medical providers, social workers and the public-at-large, that some lives are worth more than others, and indeed that some lives may not be worth living at all.