Human Rights Advocacy & Publications


Significant Areas Of Coverage

HURIC main focus areas have been on Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH-N), Human Resource for Health (HRH) have been the center of our work with our partners, Access to medicines in Uganda and analyzing the implications of extractivism activities on health and ecologies in Uganda and African region.

On RMNCAH-N, HURIC together with the RMNCAH coalition on GFF in Uganda have been analyzing the impacts, implications and gaps in the Global Financing Facility (GFF) trust fund of the World Bank on the Uganda’s RMNCAH performance and designing a scorecard that can help in guiding the work of the GFF funding mechanism.

Access to medicines

Part of our work has been on identifying areas with limited access to medicines, professional medical treatment and sexual reproductive health commodities in Uganda and lobbying through dialogues with the respective department heads in the ministry of health for an increase and consistent supply, and tracking of medicines.

Our scholarly research works and Publications

HURIC as a research centric organization we have published a number of research papers in the line of health dynamics, health governance, medicine accessibility, global health policies, health of migrants, and counterfeit medicines in Uganda, Our research publications are available on the Policies For Equitable Access To Health (PEAH) website, A European Union based publication network.

www.peah.it/focus-on-ugandas-health-issues/

 

Primary Health Care and Non-Communication Diseases, and National Health Insurance Schemes

The major approach towards achievement of Universal Health Coverage in HURIC, predominantly focuses on the PHC and NCDs, as a leeway towards the realization of the 1978 Alma Ata declaration and promote the right to health for everyone.

HURIC together with the PHM network advised the 2018 WHO 68 Regional Committee meeting on how best UHC can be achieved through identifying gaps in availability of PHC and NCDs treatment in Africa. The proposed ideas encompased proper inclusion of the NCDs in the PHC, and designing regulations to guide synergies between public and private, and purely private insurance service providers. This is intended to improve access to timely medical treatment and medicines because with the health insurance, there is little delay or no avoidance of treatment resulting from the need to find money to pay for the required treatment. Instead the individual already being covered by health insurance will immediately go to the nearest health facility and access the treatment required.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hXSASKC-oTX_Z8CjBH80I7Zv0k3MBhleJNVtPAC4Uj8/edit#heading=h.mcvvoqywa4nz

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hXSASKC-oTX_Z8CjBH80I7Zv0k3MBhleJNVtPAC4Uj8/edit#heading=h.mcvvoqywa4nz

Extractivism

Universal Health Coverage cannot be achieved in isolation of the physical environment. We have done an analysis of the adverse implications of mining activities on the health and ecosystems in Uganda, Ghana, Gabon, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

On Human Resources for Health

Part of our advocacy programmes at HURIC have been on promoting access to professional medical treatment for all people from qualified and certified medical practitioners, however this cannot be achieved without proper motivation of the health workers.

One of our focus on HRH is on the push factors of HRH migration in Uganda. In collaboration with the Health Systems Advocacy Partnerships (HSAP) through Amref Africa in Uganda, we have drafted a Health Worker Migration Policy to regulate the exportation of HRH to other countries as a leeway of filling the huge HRH gap in Uganda.

Through a range of proven advocacy methods and critical concepts as a means to reflect on and deepen the understanding of Human Rights, HURIC engages the theoretical foundations and critical issues of advocacy.

One of HURIC’s goals is to enhance research at its in-depth as well as make recommendations of human rights enhancement through all available mediums and process both internationally and locally by providing the governments and civil society advocates with up-to-date reports and evidence-based recommendations on the human rights issues countries are facing, we put pressure on local governments and hold them accountable for their actions.

By reading and sharing our recommendations and supporting our work, you help create awareness and change the lives of entire communities, and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.