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A Briefing Note For Members Of Parliament On Key Health And Human Rights Issues

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), UHC means that all people have access to the health services they need (prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation) without the risk of financial hardship when paying for them. In this brief, we highlight key health and hum...

Civil Society Organisations' Position Paper on the Health Sub-Programme in Response to the National Budget Framework Paper Financial Year 2022/23

This position paper presents findings from a rapid assessment and monitoring of health facilities conducted by Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and her partners in the districts of Arua, Mityana and Mayuge. The findings were triangulated by available documentary evidence. ...

Community Participation in Governance

Community Participation in Governance ,Discussion Paper No.2, February 2014

Comparative review: Implementation of constitutional provisions on the right to healthcare in Kenya and Uganda

The right to healthcare is a fundamental human right. It requires states to put in place policies and plans that will lead to available and accessible health services for their populace in the shortest possible time. Studies have shown the benefit to health in countries that have this right enshr...

Draft Decision on the Extension of the Transition Period For

Least developed country Members shall not be required to apply the provisions of the Agreement, other than Articles 3, 4 and 5, until 1 July 2021, or until such a date on which they cease to be a least developed country Member, whichever date is earlier.

Framework convention on Global Health (FCGH) Paper

The Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) would create a template for a legally binding global health treaty rooted in the right to health. Although costly to rollout, the framework convention would be advantageous for advancing and achieving health justice

Informed Consent In The Provision Of Sexual And Reproductive Health Services To Adolescents In Uganda

Adolescents in Uganda face a number of challenges related to sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR). They start having sexual intercourse at a young age, which results in early and unintended pregnancies, early and forced marriages, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) a...

Legal and Human Rights Analysis of the Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2021

On the 11th of march 2022, CEHURD appeared before the health committee of parliament and presented an analysis of the Public Health (amendment) Bill, 2021. The analysis called on parliament to pass a public health law that balances between contemporary public health needs and Human Rights.


CEHURD determined the need to conduct a policy and legal frameworks mapping aimed at identifying laws, bills, policies, strategies and guidelines affecting self-care to identify opportunities and gaps that will inform advocacy for institutionalization of self-care in Uganda. The objective was to ...

Operationalization Of The Opera Framework In Advancing The Right To Health In Uganda

The OPERA Framework, developed by the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), has previously been lauded as a unique and adaptable monitoring and accountability tool suitable for tracking government’s fulfillment of economic, social and cultural rights. The framework invites right to heal...

Position paper on the legal implications of the guidelines for clinical decision making when pregnancy places a woman’s life at risk

Abortion in Uganda is largely restricted and only permitted for the preservation of a woman’s life. Uganda also has criminal sanctions within the Penal Code Act, Cap 120 which criminalizes the supply of abortifacients, as well as assisting a woman to have an abortion and the woman conducting the ...

Presentation of Key Health Issues Important for NEAPACOH

The 14th session of the Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH) took place in Kampala, Uganda on February 22 – 23, 2023. Following the meeting, various commitments were endorsed by delegates and members of the Parliamentary Committees. In preparation for the upcoming 1...