Child First, Then Patient: Protecting the Rights of Children in Healthcare Settings

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international agreement that has been widely ratified around the world. Operation Smile (OS) acknowledges and respects the Rights of Children and all patients in all care settings and services. This lecture highlights the rights of children, youth, and families in healthcare and aims to ensure all OS providers collaborate to respect their viewpoints, reduce their suffering, and promote full survival and development.

Lecturer: Dr. Priti P. Desai, PhD, MPH, CCLS, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA