Press Brief: High Court declared the right to health justiciable in Uganda

Press Brief: High Court declared the right to health justiciable in Uganda

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The High Court decision arose out of a case filed by the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), Mugerwa David and his children against Nakaseke District Local Administration following the preventable maternal death of Irene Nanteza in Nakaseke Hospital on the 5th of May, 2012. On that fateful day, Nanteza was taken to Nakaseke hospital by her spouse, Mugerwa David to deliver her baby. While at the hospital, a nurse detected that the deceased suffered an obstructed labour that required urgent intervention by a doctor. The doctor on duty only arrived at the hospital after over eight hours when it was already too late for any medical intervention to reverse the haemorrhage that had arisen due to a ruptured uterus.