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Press Release: Petition 16 Landmark Hearing on Maternal Deaths Proceeds in Uganda’s Constitutional Court

(KAMPALA) Today a civil society coalition of more than 40 health rights organizations welcomed the start of Constitutional Court’s hearing of Petition 16 of 2011. This health rights case, filed on March 4, 2011 by the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CE...

Press Statement of the Tobacco Control Forum on World No Tobacco Day 2014

Today Uganda joins the rest of the world in recognizing the devastating effects of Tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke on human lives. This year’s world no Tobacco Day (WNTD) is being commemorated at a time when the Tobacco Control Bill has been tabled before parliament for debate.


  28th November, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Infants put in Harm’s way in a bid to prove a scientific belief! Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and Partners have today filed a case in the High Court of Uganda chal...

Press Statement: Challenging the Venereal Diseases Act Cap 284

Kampala-Uganda, CEHURD is a not for profit, research and advocacy organization pioneering the justiciability of the right to health in Uganda. For long Uganda has maintained on its statute books obsolete laws which are not acceptable in a free and democratic society. One of such laws is the Vener...

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: Judiciary Endorses the Need for a Sexuality Education Policy in Uganda

Kampala – Uganda. Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) with joy welcomes the long-awaited ruling from the High Court of Uganda at Kampala in the case of CEHURD vs. Attorney General & Family Life Network [Miscellaneous Cause No. 309 of 2016]. The H...

Press Statement: Medical Interns Issue Notice to Sue Over Ministry of Health Directive

Kampala – Uganda. Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) on behalf of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) and the Federation for Uganda Medical lnterns (FUMI), has issued a notice of the intention to ...


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday 22nd March 2021 MULAGO HOSPITAL HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE LOSS AND DISAPPEARANCE OF BABIES Kampala – Uganda. Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) will today fi...

Press Statement: Mulago must be for people NOT for profit!

Maternal Health Rights Are Not for Sale Government of Uganda: Mulago Must be for People, not for Profit (Kampala, Uganda) Maternal health right activists today have confronted Uganda’s extremely poor record on delivering essential maternal health care services by filing an application in Ugan...

Rapporteur on Health Meets Civil Society Organisations over Challenges on Access to Medicines in Uganda

Kampala, - On Tuesday, 14th August, 2012 the Special Rappoteur on Health Mr. Anand Grover will meet civil society organizations working on issues of access to medicines in Uganda.

Release Obiga Patrick from IHK jail today

Today the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and Ms. Rose Obiga filed a case with Uganda’s High court in Kampala seeking for a court order for the release of Mr. Patrick Obiga who has been illegally imprisoned and detained at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) in Namuwongo.

Sexual and Gender Based Violence Press Release 20 August 2018

Men charged with rape are liable to suffer a maximum penalty of death whereas the law provides for the offense of ‘defilement’ for persons between the ages of 14-17 and sexual offenders against girls of that category are only given a few years of a jail term. This difference in penalties towards ...

Teenage Pregnancies: We Are Not Doing Enough To Keep Girls In Schools

PRESS STATEMENT  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday 26th March 2021 Kampala, Uganda. Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) recognises the government’s efforts to ensure that pregnant girls ...

Ugandan Civil Society Condemns The Growing Trend of the Ministry of Health Disowning and Staying Urgently needed policies, guidelines and Standards on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

On the International Day of the Girl Child, a network of Ugandan Civil Society groups, health workers, young people, and other concerned citizens harshly criticize a decision by Ministry of Health executive leadership to halt the release of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Guidelines...

Urgent Appeal within the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights Resolution 2002/31 on the matter of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

This letter is to request your urgent attention and action regarding Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality legislation (“the Bill”), which we believe is likely to be imminently considered and approved by Parliament. The Bill if enacted would affect the right to the enjoyment of the highest attaina...