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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 ...

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...

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...

News Bulletin - January

Monthly News Bulletin for the Month of January - February

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...

Parliamentary Resolution on Maternal Health, 2011

Motion for a resolution of parliament urging government to institute measures to address maternal mortality ad other maters incidental thereto

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 ...

PRESS STATEMENT: Advocates Reject Constitutional Court’s Ruling that it has no Competence to Address the Crisis of Preventable Maternal Mortality in Uganda Appeal to Supreme Court Planned

(June 5 2012) Advocates have sharply criticised the ruling by Constitutional Court on whether or not the Court has standing to hear Petition Number 16 of 2011, a landmark case on preventable maternal mortality, the rights of women, the right to health and the right to life.

PRESS STATEMENT: Civil Society Raise Concern Over Access To Oxygen During The Second Wave Of The COVID-19 Pandemic In Uganda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  WEDNESDAY, 16TH JUNE 2021 Kampala – Uganda. Today, the undersigned civil society organisations have convened the press to express concerns over access to Oxygen therapy in the country.

PRESS STATEMENT: CSOs Call for an End to the Persistent Stockouts of Essential Medicines and Health Supplies (EMHS)

The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) with partners Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS-Uganda), The Uganda Medical Association (UMA), Action Group for Health, Human Rights, and HIV/AIDS (AGHA), Family salvation, held a CSOs Press conference to highl...

Programme 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

Promoting and strengthening the interconnectedness of research, training, policy and practice to contribute towards the attainment of universal access to SRHR in Africa

The SET-SRHR project (strengthening education and training in sexual and reproductive health and rights) regional conference held at Entebbe-Uganda, aimed at supporting and strengthening the interconnectedness of research, training, policy and practice in sexual and reproductive health and rights...