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The right to healthcare in Uganda

Foundation for Human Rights Initiative

The right to healthcare in Uganda

report for the period Jan-June 2010

by Foundation for Human Rights Initiative

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Published by Foundation for Human Rights Initiative in Kampala, Uganda .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical care,
  • Human rights,
  • Public health,
  • Evaluation

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA552.U4 R54 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationi x, 54 p. :
    Number of Pages54
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25043444M
    LC Control Number2010306787

    The Uganda National Health Users’/Consumers’ Organization or Uganda National Health Consumers' Organisation (UNHCO) is a Ugandan nonprofit organization established in to advocate for the realization of the right to health for all Ugandans.. Since its inception, UNHCO has been implementing programs that advocate for a strong institutionalized platform that is able to articulate voices. health system the purpose of health financing is to make funding available, as well as to set the right financial incentives to providers, to ensure that all individuals have access to effective public health and personal health care” (WHO ).   Uganda’s elections, of which President Yoweri Museveni, in power since was declared the winner, were marred by widespread violence and . Mental health - ability to learn and think clearly. A person with good mental health is able to handle day-to-day events and obstacles, work towards important goals, and function effectively in society. Social health – ability to make and maintain acceptable interactions with other people. E.g. To feel sad when somebody close to you passes away.


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The Right to Health in Uganda Stakeholder Report on Uganda - Submission by World Vision Uganda For Universal Periodic Review, Twelfth Cycle, November-December 1 Introduction The context The right to healthcare in Uganda book is a state party to the Convention on the Rights The right to healthcare in Uganda book the Child, the Convention on.

'The government of Uganda faces a multitude of challenges in the health care arena, from ensuring that health care services are delivered in the most equitable manner, to structuring the health care delivery system to be most effective, to waging campaigns against the leading causes of mortality and by:   The Medical Books for Ugandan Hospitals was implemented in seven hospitals and medical training colleges in Uganda in partnership with the Ugandan Protestant Medical Bureau.

This evaluation report presents the projects key findings. Background to the programme The project aimed to improve the quality of healthcare in Uganda by providing health professionals and students. According to [10] health is a right to all. Thus, the Uganda Health system should strive to ensure that each Ugandan should receive healthcare services according to their needs while contributing according to their ability and resources at their disposal.

g) Efficiency and Cost Effectives This entails focusing on desired outputs while implementingAuthor: Nampala Mp. health facility. The Ministry of Health set up Regional Medical Equipment Maintenance Workshops to carry out medical equipment maintenance in health facilities.

In the hospitals, there are different engineering personnel deployed to man hospital maintenance units. They carry out maintenance and repair on medical equipment. Uganda is slowly but surely moving toward achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which is the cornerstone for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 on the global development agenda.

The State of Healthcare in Uganda. Uganda is a mountainous country. The 30 million Ugandans living in rural areas, who are mainly subsistence farmers, have very poor access to healthcare. In the s and s, Uganda had one of the worst healthcare systems in the world.

But that story is different ted Reading Time: 3 mins. HEALTH. Prof. Wilton S. Kezala. Before Uganda's independence in and thereafter in the 's and 's, the quality of healthcare delivery services was relatively superb. Introduction. This entry discusses ancient and spread of human rights practices globally and human rights practices that relate to the abuse of political power, torture of citizens, brutal murders, oppressive laws, abuse of the rule of law, and economic policies that are not only bad but also poorly implemented in Uganda.

Uganda's healthcare system works on a referral basis; if a level II facility cannot handle a case, it refers it to a unit the next level up. Services in public facilities are supposed to be free Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Ministry of Health National Quality Improvement Framework and Strategic Plan 11 15 1 1 Introduction Background Quality of Care (QoC) is one of the key elements of the right to health.

As the country population grows there is parallel growth in the health care needs and expectations. During. This study summarizes the results of research efforts concerning health care issues in Uganda.

A number of factors affecting access to health services are examined in Part I of the report, using data from the Integrated Household, and Social Dimensions of Adjustment Monitoring Surveys for the country, in the period to   Uganda: Activists call for the right to maternal health care.

On Friday 27 May, hundreds of activists in Kampala, Mityana and Arua will mark the first day of an historic Constitutional Court Petition against the Government of Uganda on maternal mortality.

In Kampala, health experts, people with HIV, medical students, religious. Book Review: Litigating the Right to Health in Africa: Challenges and Prospects. Litigating the Right to Health in Uganda, and Amar Roopanand Mahadews The Right to Health in Mauritius, explore the limited role of civil society in health rights litigation.

They determine that there is a responsibility on the part of civil Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. The Health Research Symposium on Mental Health Care in Uganda was yet another great success with research on primary and tertiary mental health care and services presented.

The newly enacted Mental Health Act was discussed that promotes rights of persons with mental illness and improved access to and quality services since Ugandas Independence. A review of Kenyan, Ugandan and Tanzanian public health law relevant to equity in health () Advocating for the Right to Reproductive Health Care in Uganda.

The import of Constitutional Petition No of () Animal Diseases Act () Constitutional provisions for the right to health in east and southern Africa ().

Medicine and Health Supplies List for Uganda (EMHSLU)which provides guidance on the appropriate selection of medicines for each level of health carefacility.

The general medicines list from the EMHSLU is included at the end of this book for reference (see Appendix 6). In the near future, these documents will be joined by a. Uganda's healthcare system works on a referral basis.

The smaller health centers refer patients that they cannot treat to larger health centers, which refer patients to regional hospitals. These, in turn, refer patients to Mulago Hospital, the national hospital. In rural Uganda, it is common to be referred more than three times to different.

(the right to health) or other health-related rights. This was said by the WHO Representative to Uganda, Dr Melville George at the opening of a capacity building workshop on Health and Human Rights, in Kampala.

Dr George said that the process of developing a global WHO strategy on health and human rights to guide member states. In book: Health Systems Reforms in Uganda: Processes and Outputs (pp - ) Chapter: Meeting the challenges of decentralised health service delivery in Uganda as a component of broader health.

Bilateral Donors and a Human Rights-Based Approach to: Development Cooperation: Sida and the Right to Health in Uganda [Malagala, Tenywa Aloysius] on FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Bilateral Donors and a Human Rights-Based Approach to: Development Cooperation: Sida and the Right to Health in Uganda.

Healthcare in Uganda has become a growing concern for the U. as well. On Jan. 3,the U. Agency for International Development launched a million activity to strengthen the Acholi regions health services.

The Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda, Acholi (RHITES-Acholi) activity will increase Uganda.

Structure of health system. The not-for-profit providers are run on a national and local basis and 78 are religiously based. Three main providers include the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau, and the Uganda Muslim Medical Bureau.

Nongovernmental organizations have emerged as the prominent not-for-profit organizations for HIVAIDS counseling and treatment. Uganda: Why the Constitutional Court should rule on the right to health. A case currently before the Constitutional Court of Uganda is providing an interesting test for how far courts can go in protecting basic human rights.

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings. Every person is equally entitled to them without discrimination. Right to Health Period: April - March 95 CHAPTER 4 RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE 1. INTRODUCTION The right to health is fundamental to the physical and mental well-being of all individuals and is a necessary condition for the exercise of other human rights1 including the pursuit of an adequate standard of living.

The right to health care. annual reportsstatistics usually assess where Uganda is in terms of these MDGs. For the case of education, Ugandas progress towards MDGs is as summarized Table 1 which shows that Uganda is on the path to attainment of the MDGs as targeted by year Some of the targets shall even be attained earlier than Uganda have greater access to tradi- Traditional medicine practice is tional than to western health care.

Tra- based on the indigenous knowledge of ditional healers are an integral part of a given people, a given community, and the local culture and are appreciated as their experiences in the context of the key and sustainable sources of care. In Uganda, Capacity Plus works in collaboration with the Uganda Capacity Program and key country-level colleagues to strengthen the health workforce.

This post was originally published on the IntraHealth International blog. To bring the benefits of access to health worker information to the Ugandan public, the Ministry of Health, working closely with IntraHealth, organized a launch event.

Healthcare in Uganda, as well as in many other low-income countries, fails to meet the basic needs of its population. A lack of essential medications, supplies, and nurses are the more obvious causes of inadequate healthcare delivery. Less visible, but perhaps more fundamental, is the problem of leadership: the medical officer on staff at the.

Background. According to reproductive health experts in Uganda, Ugandan women die every year from preventable pregnancy and child birth related complications. Yet, if women could only deliver under skilled care, about 80 percent of these deaths could be prevented.

The reasons for not delivering in a health facility are several. Yet this Health Centre IV, typical of many in rural Uganda, is the biggest health facility in all of Buliisa. Approximately km from Ugandas capital Kampala, the district operates just 10 health centres to service a population ofmore than 50 of the population aged under 18 years and 27 aged under five.

Kasozi, M. and Nkuuhe, J. () Uganda Chartered Healthnet promotes healthcare using PDAs. In I-Network Uganda, a quarterly Newsletter of I-network Uganda: ICTs in health, 2(4): Longwe, S. H () Gender awareness: the missing elements in the Third World development project.

the health of its people and the health policy and services of the present day. Beforepolitical, economic, and land restriction policies structured society according to race, gender, and age-based hierarchies, which greatly in uenced the organisation of social life, access to basic resources for health, and health services.

Modern South. Bulletin of the World Health Organization | March82 (3) Objective To explore stakeholders acceptance of criteria for setting priorities for the health care system in Uganda. Methods A self-administered questionnaire was was distributed to health workers, planners and administrators working in all levels of the Ugandan health care system.

harmful practices such as child marriage remain a major challenge for Uganda. The practice of child marriage affects over 60 of the young girls in Uganda of which 15 are married by age of 15 and 49 by the age of 18 years. Teenage pregnancies remain high (24) although statistics show a.

Realizing the right to health requires a strong focus on strengthening health care systems and transforming health systems for women.

Taking a human rights approach to health means understanding the underlying social determinants of this right, as well as how to ensure the right to health is realized in times of emergency and armed conflict, and for all groups in society, including.

Author: kasimbazi Created Date: 23 PM. Additionally, AHF Uganda Cares engages in advocacy activities including the right to treatment access and the use of condoms as an effective prevention approach.

Since the s, Uganda has been struggling with HIV and AIDS. At the peak of the epidemic, of people in Uganda. The Health Journalists Network in Uganda (HEJNU) once every month, usually on a Wednesday afternoon, from pm holds a science or media café. HEJNU is an association dedicated to increasing understanding of health care issues and improving health literacy among Africans.

The science cafés we have held have almost exclusively. Uganda is now home to more than 1 million refugees and asylum seekers, and its treatment of them has seen the country widely hailed as a model for others to learn from. While there is no denying that Uganda has been a leader among refugee host nations, it also seems to have become fashionable to paint an exclusively positive picture.

Praise for Uganda centers on its relatively. Namusobya Salima. Published Septem Strategic litigation in response to human rights violations is an increasing practice around the world.

Health rights litigation is undertaken to give effect to the right to the highest attainable standard of health and associated rights, such as the right to equality and non-discrimination, patients’ rights, and the right to a ted Reading Time: 11 mins.Access and Use of Information by Primary Health Care Providers in Rural Uganda: A Qualitative Approach: /ch This article summarises findings from a qualitative study conducted in rural Uganda, East Africa.

The main aim of the study was to investigate the.place to strengthen mental health services in Uganda under the strong leadership and commitment of the Ministry of Health of Uganda.

InThe National Health Policy was formulated and included a package of minimum health services (UMHCP) of which mental health was a : funkm.