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Government should align COVID -19 interventions with Uganda’s mental health challenges

By Odur Anthony. (First Published by PML Daily and The Independent Magazine in April 2020). The COVID -19 preventative and control measures in place and the insurmountable updates transmitted through radio, tel...

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HEAPI’s Esomu Obure was hosted this morning on The Alternative Digitalk This morning on The Mighty Drive, Faridah Bikobere and Omumbejja Lilian Luwedde hosted our Head Legal, Mr. Esomu Obure. The discussion was ...

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Update on the HEAPI Case on Carbonated Drinks and Fast Foods

Uganda has over 40 million people. This predominantly youthful population is endangered. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill up to 100,000 people annually accounting for 35% of the total annual deaths in the c...

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination a violation of human rights – Activists

Written by Ernest Jjingo, The Observer (17/02/2022) (Photo/Hajarah Nalwadda/The Associated Press) Several leading figures have criticised government’s efforts to amend the Public Health Act in order to make it ...

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Govt stands ground on penalty for unvaccinated

Daily Monitor 22/2/2022 (Parliament Photo) Government has maintained its stand on issuing penalties towards individuals who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19.  This follows dangers unvaccinated individu...

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Man sues Uganda Health Minister over high hospital bill

Friday, July 09, 2021 Kampala. A Ugandan man has sued the government and Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng after he was left with a high hospital bill when his mother died from Covid-19 complications. According ...

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Female patients share ward with males at Bulange Health Center III

It is with great dismay that HEAPI learnt of the blatant human rights abuse of people in the community of Bulange sub county in Namutumba district. During a visit to offer free legal aid services to the communi...

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Euphoria as HIV Constitutional Petition of 2016 Comes up for Mention in Court

Kampala – Constitutional Court judge Christopher Izama Madrama has given the Attorney General of the Government of Uganda two days to submit a formal reply to the HIV Constitutional Petition No. 4 of 2016, afte...

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The African software developers using AI to fight inequality

Determined to use her skills to fight inequality, South African computer scientist Raesetje Sefala set to work to build algorithms flagging poverty hotspots – developing datasets she hopes will help targe...