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A guide for adolescent girls & young women, & support organizations

A guide for adolescent girls and young women together with their supporting organizations in addressing Sexual and Gender Based Organizations.

Access to Medicines Study

In its resolution 17/14, the Human Rights Council mandated the Special Rapporteur to prepare a study on existing challenges with regard to access to medicines in the context of the right to health, ways to overcome them and good practices.

Capacity of Adolescents to Consent to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: The Case for Policy, Legal and Pragmatic Reform

Uganda’s laws prescribe 18 years as the age of adulthood, at this age an individual is deemed to have the capacity to make their own decisions. The capacity of minors to consent is an area of contention with conflicting laws, policies and practices. While it is reasonable that parents should cont...

Case Digest - Simplified Version: Challenging Mulago Hospital on Newborn Care and Management

This is a simplified version of the brief on the groundbreaking Mulago case1 in which Jennifer Musiimenta and her husband Michael Mubangizi – together with Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) – took Mulago National Referral Hospital to court after the mysterious disappearance...

Case Study Report: Review of constitutional provisions on the right to health in Uganda

This case study is produced by the Centre for Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) in the theme work on health rights and law of the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET). It examines how the right to health is enforced in Uganda, how it was implemented, and...

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...
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Concept for Tobacco Control Advocates Coalition meeting

The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly cancers, heart disease and stroke, is emerging as a major public health challenge facing Uganda. The rise in rates of NCDs has been attributed to, among other reasons, high rates of tobacco smoking and poor lifestyle and ...
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Concept Note for the 4th Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

4th Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 20th - 21st September 2017 Topic: Devolution and Service Delivery Theme: Local Government and Service Delivery in Uganda: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward.

Facing Uganda's Law on Abortion: Experiences of women and service providers

Uganda’s law on abortion prohibits several acts and omissions relating to abortion and sets out to punish women and health workers who perform any of the prohibited acts. And yet it should also be noted that every woman has a right to make decisions relating to her reproductive health and this de...

Human Rights Implications of Inadequate Contraceptive Access and Use in Uganda

Family planning services and contraceptives are critical in the prevention of unintended pregnancies, miscarriages, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths. Hence, they improve the health of women and the overall well-being of families. Over time, there has been commendable effort from Government...

Implications of the Mulago judgment on policy and administration of Mulago Hospital

This is a brief of the groundbreaking Mulago case in which Jennifer Musiimenta and her husband Michael Mubangizi – together with Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) – sued Mulago National Referral Hospital after the mysterious disappearance of the couple’s baby in the hospita...

Improving the legal environment for provision of HIV and TB services to key populations, PLWHIV and those with TB in Uganda

Categories of people that have the highest risk of getting infected with HIV ironically have the least access to HIV prevention, care and support services – and consequently are the main source of new infections to the general population. Basing on results from a rapid assessment of the legal and...