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The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Health Service Delivery Systems in Uganda

Health services in Uganda are at risk in the COVID-19 outbreak through various mechanisms. Clinicians and direct care givers of COVID-19 patients have a disproportionately higher mortality than the general age-adjusted population. Closure of logistics-related workplaces and transport services interrupts supply lines. Travel bans and reduction in public transportation limit access, and public perceptions of increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection […]

Politics and the Myths Around COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting the Right to Health

A big number of people in Uganda are disregarding the Ministry of Health’s guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures simply because these people don’t feel that there is a real threat hence regarding COVID-19 pandemic as a scum and this is supported by most of their political leaders who have decided to preach drinking of water while themselves opting for wine. […]

The Post Women’s Day Procession, 12TH MARCH 2020

By Joshua Zziwa & Michael Ssemakula In solidarity and spirit of health activism, today we joined the ‘Coalition To stop Maternal Mortality, through a Public match, Public Dialogue and Blood Donation to create awareness about the blood shortage, and unethical practice of selling blood by some health practitioners. Access to blood should be free of cost. 46% of the maternal […]

Universal Health Coverage Day 2019 (12/12/2019) “Keep The Promise”

PHM Uganda to engage more  the communities through the UHC Day outreach activity. The event was organized by Rural Aid Uganda together with HURIC-Uganda under the PHM– Uganda umbrella with Ngabo Youth Friendly Service Centre and Global Health Corps. The event  was held in one of the typical Kampala Slums—at Katwe sports ground to have an experience sharing event on how people […]

Building Health in Communities through Community Health workers: Challenges and Solutions

By Michael Ssemakula and Denis Bukenya. The report explains our role as Civil society in grass root communities. It justifies PHM and HURIC’s recent engagement with the Community Health Workers (CHWs), mainstream health professionals and the community in Kakoma, Isingiro district, Western Uganda which was held in May 2019. This report is available on the PHM Global website. Below is the link to the […]

BOOSTING COMMUNITY-LED RESPONSES TO REACHING THE MOST MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES: FROM LOCAL COMMUNITIES, TO PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TO UHC

Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA organized by Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and Medicus Mundi International, with partners. What role does civil society play in upholding fundamental human rights in universal health coverage and primary health care? What is needed to ensure that key, vulnerable and underserved populations benefit from universal health coverage? This […]