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Reference Guide on Legal Considerations for Clinical Decision Making when a Pregnancy Places a Woman’s Life at Risk

Most countries have criminal laws against voluntary abortion and regulate access to it, with exceptions for certain circumstances. These are referred to as “exceptions, grounds or indications.” However, despite these exceptions, it is often difficult for people to legally access termination of...

Request for an Extension of the TRIPS Transition period

In recognition of the special needs and requirements of LDCs, in particular their need for flexibility to develop a viable technological base and to overcome constraints, the TRIPS Agreement (Article 66.1) allows LDCs to seek an extension of the transition period.

Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM) Report for the DINU-LESA Project

CEHURD was selected among the grantees to undergo a ROM process by an expert hired by EU. A ROM review is an external and impartial assessment of an ongoing intervention, aimed at enhancing results-based management. The ROM consultant used a standard methodology, t...

Rights of an Individual in the Criminal Justice System: A Guide for Health Workers

The criminal justice system is comprised of various stages which include pre-trial arrest and detention. Pre-trial arrest and detention is the stage when a person that is suspected and accused of committing a crime is arrested and held in custody (whether at police or in prison) before a decision...

SELF CARE TRAILBLAZER GROUP-UGANDA CHAPTER Advocacy Strategy | 2022- 2025

Self-care is the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider. The goal of the Self care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) Advocacy...

Speaking Up: A human rights assessment of Uganda's draft school health policy

This report presents the findings of the assessment of the Uganda’s Draft School Health Policy. In 2018, the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports, and Ministry of Health developed the Draft School Health Policy to ensure that health status and rights of school going children are respected and ...

STAKEHOLDER MAPPING AND ANALYSIS REPORT ON SELF CARE IN UGANDA

In an effort to establish a robust Self Care Movement in Uganda, CEHURD conducted a stakeholder analysis and mapping aimed at identifying and prioritizing national and sub-national self-care implementers, influencers, and policy makers to inform coalition development as well as identify opportuni...

STATEMENT; Women's Health Matters Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 10th, 2022 In commemoration of the International Day of Action for Women's Health KAMPALA. Today the Civil Society Organizations in Uganda led by CEHURD join the world to commemorate the International Day of Action for ...

The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All

The Center for Health, Human rights and Development (CEHURD) represented by Derrick Nsibirwa is part of the Kampala Initiative (Watch the GAP team) that published a paper titled ‘Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All’. The paper gives a critical civil society perspective ...

The Global Financing Facility in Uganda: A Brief Summary

This factsheet focuses on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Uganda. Wemos’ factsheet on the GFF explains the general functioning of this health financing model supporting countries in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH+N). Uganda was selec...

The Implications Of The Global Gag Rule On Provision Of Sexual And Reproductive Health Services During The Covid-19 Pandemic In Uganda

The main objective of this study was to document case studies of the impact of the Global Gag Rule on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) service provision, and access at selected NGO and NGO-affiliated clinics during the Covid-19 period in Uganda. It was designed to facilitate a...

The Journey of CEHURD - 10 Year!

Ten years ago, the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) began with a vision of a health system that reflected social justice and human rights. Through a combination of strategic litigation, campaigns, community empowerment and knowledge building, CEHURD has brought that vision...

The Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability (LESA Action) Baseline Report

The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) with support from the Office of the prime Minister under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) action, which is funded by the European Union conducted a baseline study which aimed at collecting initial data on project in...
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The Tobacco Control Bill 2014

The existing legal framework for tobacco control i.e. the Tobacco (Control and Marketing) Act Cap. 35 and the National Tobacco Corporation Act, Cap.316 do not match up with Uganda’s obligations as a party to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The laws were enac...

Tracking The Progress And Implications Of The Global Financing Facility (In This Case Results - Based Financing) In The Healthcare Sector In Uganda

This study was commissioned by the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), a not-for-profit research and advocacy organization in collaboration with the Uganda Debt Network (UDN) and Wemos. The core objective was to study the progress of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in...

Understanding the Law and Policy on safe abortion in Uganda: 5 Quick Steps

This document was developed to guide health service providers by the lawyers of the Legal Support Network (LSN). The Network brings together lawyers that provide pro bono legal services to health service providers caught up in the criminal justice system for providing abortion related services. ...

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Advocacy Fact sheet on Health Rights

Download the Fact sheet for the Third cycle of the fortieth session of the Universal Periodic Review on human rights council under the theme ''Right To The Highest Attainable Standard Of Physical And Mental Health In Uganda'' compiled by the Center for Health, Human Righ...
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Urgent Appeal on the exportation of Ugandan health workers to Trinidad and Tobago, to the special rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of mental and physical health

This letter is to request your urgent attention and action regarding the bilateral arrangement entered into between the Government of Uganda and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the deployment, transfer and exportation of over 260 public health workers to the service of t...

Utilising Flexibilities In The TRIPs Agreement January 2019 To Advance Access To Medicine In Kenya And Uganda

The Center for Health, Human rights and Development(CEHURD) in partnership with Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) and Aidsfonds conducted a study on the "Utili...

Violations of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the era of the Global Gag Rule and COVID-19 - CEHURD

This paper has been produced as an institutional position paper and follows our ongoing research and advocacy on the US Global Gag Rule and its effects on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Uganda and the rest of the Global South. The ideas represented here were developed in co...