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Wakiso takes lead to institute district human rights committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso has taken the lead to institute a district human rights committee as recommended by the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) many years ago. The acting chairperson of UHRC, Dr. Katebalirwa Amooti says that whereas 27 districts including Budaka, Bukedea, Busia, Hoima, Isingiro, Kiboga, …

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MPs question delayed appointment of Human Rights Commission boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has questioned the failure by the president to appoint a new chairperson for the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). The previous chairperson of the commission Med Sozzi Kaggwa died in November last year. However, he has never been …

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UHRC asks public to comply to COVID-19 guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission has asked the public to comply with the presidential directives and guidelines in the fight against COVID 19. The Acting Commission Chairperson Dr Katebalirwe Amooti says that the directives and guidelines are backed by law quoting from the 1995 Constitution …

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National Health Insurance Scheme should cover all Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Health Insurance Scheme Bill, 2019 will be useful to Uganda if it can ensure access to health not only the contributors and their dependents but even the most indigent, the Uganda Human Rights Commission(UHRC) has recommended. The commission which was appearing before …

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Gov’t wants court to dismiss suit against junk food

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has asked court to dismiss a case in which it is accused of failing to protect Ugandans from the influx of junk food. Civil Society Organization Health Equity and Policy Initiative (HEAPI) and Anthony Odur, a Health Rights Activist sued the government …

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45% percent of people suffer silent heart attacks-Expert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The death of Uganda Human Rights Commission- UHRC chairperson Med Kaggwa on Wednesday morning from Hypertension has left the public wondering what could have caused his abrupt death. Dr William Manyilirah, a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon says such a condition happens when coronary …

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Med Kaggwa succumbed to hypertension – Medical report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Case Medical centre said that the Uganda Human Rights Commission chairperson Med Kaggwa succumbed to hypertension. Kaggwa, 64, collapsed yesterday morning moments after leaving his home in Mulago, on the outskirts of Kampala. He was moments later rushed to Case Medical Centre, where he …

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Activists call for measures to combat child neglect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rights activists have called for stringent measures to safeguard children against neglect. In Gulu, the number of children being neglected by their parents is on the raising concerns among the public and rights activists that local law enforcement authorities and police are failing to contain …

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