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Government Defies Court Order To Increase Funding To Maternal Health In The National Budget

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday 27th April 2021 GOVERNMENT DEFIES COURT ORDER TO INCREASE FUNDING TO MATERNAL HEALTH IN THE NATIONAL BUDGET Kampala – Uganda. ...

Handbook for Community Health Advocates on Governance & Accountability

This information sheet has been prepared to guide community Health Advocates, grass root paralegals, community based groups and organizations during community awareness sessions on the topic of Health and Human Rights. It is part of a broader campaign by CEHURD and partners to mobilize, engage an...

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...

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...

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...

Judicial Endorsement Of Maternal Health Rights In Uganda

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY 19TH AUGUST 2020 JUDICIAL ENDORSEMENT OF MATERNAL HEALTH RIGHTS IN UGANDA Kampala – Uganda. Today, Center for Health, Human Rights an...

Kenya And Uganda Communities And Civil Society Statement On The Covid-19 TRIPS Waiver

We are indeed grateful that the US has taken note of the fact that we are in a global crisis that requires extraordinary measures. The support of the TRIPS Waiver proposal is a strong show of commitment by the Biden-Harris administration to work with the global community in ensuring there is r...

Laws, policies and best practices for informed consent for adolescents in Uganda

Adolescence is characterized by dramatic physical, psychological and social changes that adolescents lack skills to cope with. While adolescents feel capable of performing almost anything independently, they are prone to peer influence, experimentation and risk-taking, all of which are normal and...

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 t...

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.

LEGAL AND POLICY MAPPING ON SELF CARE IN UGANDA

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 ...
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Legal and psychosocial support messages for female sex workers during COVID-19

In the wake of a national lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CEHURD in partnership with Alliance of Women Advocating for Change (AWAC) and Network of key population service organizations (UNESO), with support from OSIEA, implemented a project to address the legal and psychosocial impact of th...
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Letter to US & EU Delegations to Uganda

The purpose of this letter is to express our concerns over the unjust manner in which discussions for grant of an extension for enforcement of Intellectual Property are being handled by the TRIPS Council Chair and the developed countries which entail the EU delegation to WTO, the US delegates to ...

Litigating Tobacco Control in Uganda: Implications of British American Tobacco LTD Vs Attorney General and CEHURD

Uganda enacted the Tobacco Control Act (hereinafter called “the TCA”) in 2015 as part of fulfilment of Uganda’s obligations and commitment as a party to the World Health Organisation Framew...

Motion for a Resolution of Parliament to Stop Teenage Pregnancies in Uganda

The motion for a resolution of parliament urging the government of Uganda to establish and implement policies and strengthen existing laws to stop teenage pregnaciens in Uganda was moved by Dr. Bukenya Micheal Iga the Member of Parliament representing Bukuya County and Chairperson Committee on He...