Proposals For Legal Reform And Review On The Right To Health and SRHR

Proposals For Legal Reform And Review On The Right To Health and SRHR

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Uganda does not have a law that comprehensively incorporates the Right
to Health, although certain Constitutional provisions can be construed as
directly or indirectly, protecting the people’s right to health.
Cognizant of the fact that the National Objectives and Directive Principles of
State policy provide for broader issues of health like Primary Health Care in
terms of ensuring food security, access to clean and safe water but also lean
towards Universal Health Coverage in terms of access to medical services for
all Ugandans, these objectives (XIV (b), XX, XXI & XXII) are too general and
hence specific articles should be included on the Right to Health and Sexual
Reproductive Health Rights as fundamental human rights in the Constitution
of the Republic of Uganda.