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Justice Prevails: CEHURD’s Legal Aid Clinic’s successful mediation results in compensation for the victim’s family

The CEHURD legal aid clinic successfully mediated a case where a young man lost his life due to negligence. The man, Kiiza Muhabuba Kayinda, was involved in an accident and was rushed to Topen Link Medical Centre (not real name) for emergency treatment. 

Despite being treated for his wounds for ten days, the hospital failed to provide him with the necessary tetanus vaccine, which led to him contracting tetanus. His condition worsened, and his family had to transfer him to Kampala Hospital and later to Uganda Martyrs Hospital Lubaga, where he was diagnosed and treated for tetanus. However, Kayinda was mismanaged in all three hospitals, as his family claims he was kept in open rooms with excessive light, which worsened his condition. He eventually passed away on January 19th, 2021, at Uganda Martyr’s Hospital Lubaga due to tetanus. 

As a result of CEHURD’s mediation, the hospital compensated Kayinda’s family for their loss.

Call for Expression of Interest to Conduct a Retrospective Research on Teenage Pregnancies and Abortion in Three Districts

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) is seeking for a consultant to undertake a retrospective research on the situation of teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion among young people in three districts (Kamuli, Mayuge and Wakiso) to inform advocacy, policy considerations, service provision and community actions to change the situation.

Deadline for application : Tuesday 9th May 2023

Find details below;

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR SUBGRANTS 2023; Small Grants To Support Innovative Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights (SRHR) Projects

Centre for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) started a pilot small grants initiative to support innovative projects among the membership of CSMMUA and the Community Health Advocates with the aim of supporting members to address the recommendations from the Advocacy Capacity Assessment and to strengthen grassroot advocacy. The Coalition to Stop Maternal Mortality due to Unsafe Abortion (CSMMUA) which was established with a mission to ensure that Uganda’s Legal and Policy framework advances and reproductive health and equity for women and girls.

For this second year for the small community grants initiative, CEHURD will award small grants of between one thousand (1000) to five thousand (5000) USD to institutional members of CSMMUA and Community Health Advocates (CHAs) through an unsolicited/competitive process. The small grants are primarily for one-off innovative projects, with a duration of no more than six months. We are thus calling upon all suitable applicants to submit their proposals for these subgrants.

The main objective of this subgrant under the project is to prevent and/or reduce maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion and other causes in Uganda, especially at the community level. This is in order to reduce abortion stigma and increase access to safe abortion services.

The Centre for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) is an indigenous non-profit organization advancing health rights for vulnerable communities through litigation, advocacy and research. Over the past 12 years, CEHURD has been focused on advancing sexual reproductive and health rights in Uganda through movement building, campaigns, national level and sub-national level advocacy and capacity building as well as empowering communities to demand for their human rights.