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Recommendations for Parliament's Consideration: A Right to Health Analysis of Uganda's National Health Insurance Scheme Bill

In the following brief, we provide a right to health analysis of the Government of Uganda’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Bill No. 27 of 2019. We analyse the content of this bill according to the binding and authoritative standards of the right to health in international human rights...

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...

Report for the Uganda National Conference on Health, Human Rights and Development (UCHD)

The report for the monumental Uganda National Health Conference on Health, Human Rights and Development (UCHD) is now available for download. CEHURD in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Makerere School of public Health with support from partners hosted the inaugural Uganda Nation...

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...

Ruling - Constitutional Application No. 26 of 2018 (SGBV Application)

This morning, we received a positive ruling in Constitutional Application No. 26 of 2018; Brief Background In 2018, CEHURD, Nnamala Mary & Kakeeto Simon filed Consitutional Application No. 26 of 2018 against the Attorney General seeking an order from Court to red...

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 ...

STATUS REPORT: Documentation of the Uganda Self-Care Implementation; The Journey and Achievements for the Past 3 Years

Uganda being one of the model countries for self-care, has had notable milestones, challenges and lessons that are worth documenting for the other countries to benchmark on for their own institutionalization. The purpose of this report is to document and highlight the journey ...

SYNTHESISING LESSONS AND BEST PRACTICES: Achieving Progress On Abortion Laws, Policies And Practice in Selected African Countries

The main objective of the paper is to explore progressive developments in abortion law, policy and practice reforms in selected countries in the African region to identify best practices as well as drawing lessons for Uganda. The selected countries are: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda ...

Technical Policy Brief on Community Health Insurance Scheme

Uganda continues to grapple with high out-of-pocket expenditures and reliance on external financing for health care. In spite of over 20 years of advocacy for national health insurance law, Uganda has not passed a law to regulate public health insurance. We have developed a technical policy br...

The Eastern And Southern Africa Ministerial Commitment (2021-2030): A Legal Analysis

CEHURD in collaboration with Planned Parenthood Global and UNESCO commissioned a legal analysis of the 2021-2030 Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Ministerial Commitment on education, health and well-being of adolescents and young people. The analysis was undertaken i...

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 Journey of Litigating Reproductive Justice Cases; Lessons from Uganda

The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) has been a trailblazer in using litigation as a strategic tool to promote reproductive justice (RJ) in Uganda. It has actively engaged with courts and quasi-judicial bodies since its inception to advance the protection of the right to h...