Parliamentary Policy Brief: A Right to Health Analysis of Uganda's National Health Insurance Scheme Bill

Parliamentary Policy Brief: A Right to Health Analysis of Uganda's National Health Insurance Scheme Bill

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This Parliamentary Policy Brief provides a right to health analysis of the Government of Uganda’s proposed National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Bill No. 27 of 2019. The brief is based on an analysis of the provisions of the bill and measures these against the binding and authoritative standards of the right to health in international human rights law.
The brief also considers Uganda’s constitutional obligations and the extent to which this bill responds to these obligations. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the tremendous challenges it poses for the Ugandan health care system, the brief makes recommendations on how the NHIS could respond to these challenges.