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Center for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined March 2019

(CEHURD) is an indigenous non-profit, research and advocacy organization working on the right to health. To advance health rights of vulnerable communities through litigation, advocacy and research.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Generalist Legal Services, Health, Women's Rights

We are a non-profit, research and advocacy organization which is pioneering the justiciability of the right to health. Founded in 2010, Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) has moved from the margins to the centre stage of advancing social justice and health rights in health systems in Uganda, East African Region, Pan-African and Globally.

We contribute to deconstructing health and human rights and use the law, policy engagements, evidence-based advocacy and mobilizing communities as the major entry points that informs our interventions at national level and in 10 districts of Uganda. We have ground-breaking strategic litigation cases that have informed jurisprudence and defined greater rights for our target constituencies. While also being actively engaged at the East African, Pan African and International human rights mechanisms, processes and movements.

Our Vision: A society in which social justice and human rights in health systems is realised.

Our Mission
To advance health rights of vulnerable communities through litigation, advocacy and research.

Our Goal
The Overall Goal of CEHURD is “Enjoyment and Observance of Health and Human Rights by All”.

CEHURD Institutional Objectives
1. To build local, national and regional awareness and institutionalize and mainstream health and human rights.

2. To promote equitable access to health services and goods.

3. To address the underlying determinants to the right to health.

4. To maintain a strong, vibrant and sustainable Centre of Excellence on Health and Human Rights in Uganda, Africa and Internationally.

The core target constituency that we support includes:
1. Women and Girls
2. Children and youth
3. Sexual Minorities
4. Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)
5. Ethnic Minorities
6. People Living with HIV/AIDS and TB (PLHIV/TB)
7. The Elderly
8. Survivors of Violence, Torture and Conflict

People Associated With This Organization

Afeez Ogunyejo

Nigeria  
Center for Health Human Rights and... (Unverified)
Joined April 2020
Interests: Citizenship & Identification
I am a social worker and certified linguist. I am interested to join this platform to contribute my quotas to Health and Social matters with knowledge of language and literature. I would like colleagues on this platform to work with me this is because I have vital information necessary for health reasearchers and linguist around.

Angella Kyagera

Uganda  
Center for Health Human Rights and... (Unverified)
Joined April 2019
I am an advocate of the high court of Uganda working as a program associate at the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development. I look forward to learning and networking.

Francis Serunjogi

Uganda  
Center for Health Human Rights and...
Joined March 2019
Interests: Generalist Legal Services, Health, Women's Rights
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Joselyn Nakyeyune

Uganda  
Center for Health Human Rights and...
Joined March 2021
Interests: Gender-based violence
Joselyn Nakyeyune, is an Executive Assistant working with the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) since 2018. CEHURD is a non-profit, research and advocacy organization which is pioneering the justiciability of the right to health. Founded in 2010, we contribute to deconstructing health and human rights and use the law, policy engagements, evidence-based advocacy and mobilizing communities as the major entry points that informs our interventions at national level and in over 16 Districts of Uganda. We use various approaches in our work one of which is the Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability approach as way of empowering citizens on their rights and duty bearers on their mandate as way of advancinga access to the right to health in Uganda. Under this network, I hope to acquire more knowledge on the use of the Legal Empowerment approach especially among the most vulnerable groups. On the otehr hand, I hope that this will be an opportunity for cross-country learning.

Moses Mulumba

Uganda  
Center for Health Human Rights and... (Unverified)
Joined February 2021
Interests: Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Women's Rights
Mulumba Moses is a Lawyer with special interest in International Human Rights, Global Health and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. Mulumba has widely researched, published and taught in the various areas of global health and international human rights.He has been an African Advisor to the HIV and the Law Commission and a former board member to the Uganda National Drug Authority (NDA). Mr. Mulumba has successfully been a principle and co-investigator on a number of research projects funded among others IDRC, SIDA, Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, European Union, the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) and the European Space Agency. His recent projects include serving as a legal researcher on a scoping assessment of the global financing facility (GFF) implementation in Uganda and study on developing the regulatory aspects for Satellite-Enhanced Telemedicine and eHealth for sub-Saharan Africa (eHSA). Joining Namati will provide me with an opportunity to connect with experts involved in work that I already do.

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