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Health and Social Welfare services for children under 8 years old in South Africa: Access, Barriers and Benefits
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Researched for Alliance for Children's Entitlement to Social Security. (ACESS)  (October 2005)


Article Summary
Section 27 (1) of the Bill of Rights in the South African constitution affords everyone the right to have access to health care services, sufficient food and water; education and social security (including social assistance). The constitution also specifically enshrines the rights of children, and Section 28 (1) (c) states that children have the right to basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care services and social services.

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