Uganda gained its independence 60 years ago and for that we need to celebrate however we cannot celebrate our independence without asking the question as to whether the right to health in Uganda is not shadowed by neocolonialism. Our health funding mostly depends on the donor aid which only further hurts the right to health because it is character specific and not progressive whatsoever. This is a vivid manifestation through privatization of the public health sector.

Uganda needs and should decolonize there colonial tendencies mainly that manifest in commercialization of the health sector. HURIC seeks to lead the campaign in decolonizing aid through a multi sectoral approach. Our independence should be a time for us to reflect on our sovereignty which we attained at independence and we should uphold it through demanding for a public health sector that is purely public and Public Private Partnerships to interfere with it.

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