Center for Health, Human Rights and Development celebrates 10 years of existence

Center For Health, Human Rights And Development

On Thursday 7th, the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development will celebrate 10 years of existence in east Africa

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development is an indigenous, non-profit, research and advocacy organization which is pioneering the enforcement of human rights and the justiciability of the right to health in Eastern Africa since 2010, growing from a small organization into an international organisation

People in Uganda today, need to have a healthy lifestyle that will not destroy their lives and that is what Center for Health, Human Rights and Development is working on

Speaking to the people of Ngogwe HC III, Buikwe and Kyampisi HC III, Mukono district on Tuesday, Center for Health, Human Rights and Development is appreciating and enforcing commitments to continue working with communities at grass root levels, national level to address health gaps in health facilities ~ Nakibuuka Noor Director of Programs, Center for Health, Human Rights and Development

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development is also celebrating some of its achievements in the ten years, on Tuesday, 5th, they visited Kyampisi HC III, and Ngogwe HC III and donated tents, clutches and other materials to be used at the hospital

Before Center for Health, Human Rights and Development working with these health facilities, they lacked youth friendly services, and Maternal wards were in bad state but now, health facilities have some of the equipment

Young people are now receiving contraceptive counselling and access is easy but parents are still judging young people. At Kyampisi HC III, some contraceptives like  are free of charge for young people. However, some backlash has also been reported: youth corners have been utilized fully by young people.

`Through advocacy, Center for Health, Human Rights and Development and the community petitioned the responsible authorities and indeed there has been change. We managed to get funding which has helped us renovate the ceiling of the maternity ward and construct a youth center’ ~Ms. Anna Bako, in-charge Kyampisi Health Center III

Some community people are still suffering from health problems, face greater risks to health and have poorer access to health services meaning there is a lot to be done

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Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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