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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.

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.

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...

Integrating legal empowerment and social accountability to improve access to quality HIV services for adolescent girls and young women

Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are at a higher risk of HIV infection for a range of biological and socio-economic reasons, including poverty, gender inequality, and limited access to youth-friendly health services. In Uganda, HIV prevalence among young people aged 15-24 is estimated at 4...

Integration of the Human Rights Based Approach into healthcare delivery in selected health facilities in Uganda

The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), part- nered with the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO to undertake an assessment on the application of the HRBA principles in the delivery of health care in 40 selected public and private not for profit facilities in central and n...
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Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights

International human rights bodies are increasingly devoting unprecedented attention to IP issues, particularly in the way they relate to patented medicines; digital copyrights; technology transfers; economic, social and cultural rights; plant variety protection; and economic development. The cu...

LDC WTO Trips Extension Request to Ugandan Ambassador

Civil Society the current leader of WTO LDC Member States, to lead LDC members of the WTO to act collectively to submit a duly motivated request to the TRIPS Council for an extension (for as long as a WTO LDC member remains a LDC) at the upcoming TRIPS Council meeting on 24th February, 2015 for ...