A Legal Audit of Immunization Laws
The prime objective of this Project is to carry out a legal audit and analysis of the current legal framework on immunization. The assignment involves provisions of a legal opinion on the existing options for adopting a legislation of regulation pertaining to immunization in Uganda. The product of the project will an advocacy plan to use the public health legal regime and human rights based approach to influence funding for immunization and national action on the current challenges of the immunization programs in Uganda.
The activities of this project include but not limited to, the following:
- Collate information on the relevant laws, policies and documents on immunization laws in Uganda;
- Carry out a legal investigation into the situation of immunization in Uganda;
- Introduce the analytic framework to be used on the relevant laws and policies on immunization
- Highlight a summary of coverage, inconsistencies, contradictions, redundancies and gaps to be addressed in law and where relevant, in the enforcement mechanisms from an immunization perspective;
- Identify areas for follow up stakeholder consultation, listing key stakeholders, for advocacy and for follow up activities;
- Identify clear avenues for drafting and advocacy for a specific law/regulation on immunization in Uganda.
Developing a Shadow Report to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Cehurd is working together with the National Union for Disabled Persons Uganda (NUDIPU) to lead a process for writing a shadow report to be submitted the to the UN Committee of experts on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This project looks at information generation, analysis and documentation culminating into Uganda’s first alternative report to the Committee. The project will specifically: conduct an extensive review of the state report that will form the basis for alternative reporting; conduct the research in line with the objectives outlined below; present the alternative draft report during the validation meeting; develop a position paper reflecting the emerging issues to be shared with the committee on persons with disabilities. The specific objectives are;
- Documentation of existing disability-focused legislation, policies and programs of government in the context of the CRPD;
- Making an assessment of the extent to which existing legislation and policies have translated into programs as well as the related achievements and their impacts;
- Investigation the extent to which the work of NGOs and DPOs fits within the context of the CRPD;
- Documentation of the bottlenecks standing in the way of more effective domestication and implementation of the CRPD.
A Review of Constitutional provisions for the right to health in east and southern Africa
This project reviewed the constitutional provisions regarding the right to health in fourteen of the countries in East and South African countries. The project was carried out under the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET). The countries covered include: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia, and in Congo Brazzaville. This project used the six core obligations as spelt out in General Comment 14 to asses the inclusion of the right to health in the constitutional provisions of the ESA countries:
- to ensure the right of access to health facilities, goods and services on a nondiscriminatory basis, especially for vulnerable or marginalized groups;
- to ensure access to the minimum essential food which is nutritionally adequate and safe, to ensure freedom from hunger to everyone;
- to ensure access to basic shelter, housing and sanitation, and an adequate supply of safe and potable water;
- to provide essential drugs, as from time to time defined under the WHO Action Programme on Essential Drugs;
- to ensure equitable distribution of all health facilities, goods and services; and
- to adopt and implement a national public health strategy and plan of action
OTHER PAST PROJECT PARTNERS
Funding Partner:Aids Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)-Project Title: Human rights Advocacy to reduce stigma agianst PLHIV and TB in Buikwe district.
Funding Partner:AKIBA UHAKI FOUNDATION- Project Title:Claiming the Right to Quality and Equitable Health Care in Uganda.
Funding Partner :Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH)- Project Title: Reintegration of former Fistula patients (KIBKYA)
Funding Partner:World Vision- Project Title:Access to information meeting
Funding Partner: George Town University- Project Title: Creating pathways for Access to medicines and tobacco control 2014
Funding Partner: OPEN AIR Research and book launch