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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.

Consensus Statement On Key Health Issues To Be Addressed By The Parliamentary Health Committee In The 11th Parliament Of Uganda

Between 22nd and 24th of October, Center for Health, Human Rights and Development convened an orientation for the new committee of Health of the Parliament of Uganda. As an outcome of this orientation retreat, a consensus statement was developed, discussed, agreed upon and signed. The consensu...

Court Judgement in the Autism Case -Perez Mwase: (CEHURD and Ors Vs Buyende District Local Government and Anor)

Background: In 2016 during one of the community outreaches conducted by the Center for Health Human Rights and Developed (CEHURD), the team came across a minor aged 12 years who hadn’t been growing normally since the age of 4 and whose condition hadn’t been established despite...

Court Order On Regulation of COVID-19 Treatment Costs

''Health is a social right the should not be left in the hands of service providers'' -Mr Mulumba Moses, Executive Director-CEHURD. On 8th July, the High Court heard the case of Mulumba Moses & Center for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) vs Attorney General, The Medical and De...

COVID-19 IEC Materials

Protect yourself and your loved ones from the Corona virus by getting information on the virus and the best way to prevent it. You can access COVID-19 information, education and communication materials in Acholi, English, Luganda, Runyakitara and Swahili below. Special thanks to the Ministry o...

COVID19, SRHR and Health Systems

“Coronavirus makes clear what has been true all along. Your health is as safe as that of the worst-insured, worst-cared-for person in your society. It will be decided by the height of the floor, not the ceiling.” - Anand Giridharada The COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge public health crisis...

Decree for the Constitutional Petition No. 16 of 2011

On 19th August 2020, the Justices of the Constitutional Court delivered a judgement in favour of the Petitioners in the matter of Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and 3 Others Vs Attorney General, Constitutional Petition No.16 of 2011. The Justices unanimously agreed on al...

Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)/LESA - Project Baseline Report

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and Partners in Community Transformation (PICOT) are implementing a project titled, “Integrating Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability for improved local <...

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...

Facts On Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights Issues Among Adolescent Girls And Young Women In Uganda

Several factors expose adolescent girls and young women to sexual activity which in turn expose them to the risks inherent to sexual activity such as teenage and unintended pregnancies, complications resulting from pregnancy and HIV infections. These factors include the age of first sexual encou...

From Beijing to Paris: An assessment of Uganda’s commitments at Generation Equality Forum and the future of bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights

Gender inequality is one of the most pressing global barriers to social and economic progress and the fulfilment of human rights. It is deeply embedded in the social, cultural, religious and other institutions, policies and legislation. Despite progress in some areas, nearly 40% of the world’s...