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ISER's Allana Kembabazi together with the Spokesperson for Ministry of Health in a discussion on NTV Uganda on how to ensure affordable health care for every Ugandan.

The program was telecast on July 13 2020

Joseph Byomuhangyi (Program Officer - Business & Human Rights) in an interview on NBS TV (29th July 2020) as a precursor to the eDialogue on promoting business for economic recovery that later happened on 2nd August 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic, and resultant measures imposed by the Government to curb the spread of the virus, have affected the livelihoods, incomes and wellbeing of many households in Uganda, and their human capital in the immediate and long term. As such, social protection systems are a critical part of government response as they ensure that people have access to health care while supporting job and income security for those most affected. This is a recording of the eConference, with discussions on social protection, telecast on NTV Uganda on Sunday 7th June, 2020.

 I read with interest an article in The Observer last week entitled, “USAID Maternal Health Project Exposes Flaws In Free Health Care” where it states that the “United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has recommended that the government drops the public free healthcare system in favor of mechanisms that allow the low-income earners and the informal sector pool resources to service their health bills.”

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Uganda Should Learn from the Lesotho Experience Before Implementing the Public Private Partnership (PPP) for the International Specialised Hospital of Uganda (ISHU) at Lubowa. (Article published in Daily Monitor, 27th March 2019).

 

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The majority of Ugandans can not afford services at Mulago Women's Hospital. Maternal and child mortality will continue being a big challenge if the Government doesn't take deliberate steps to ensure affordability of the hospital. 

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Despite the country’s focus on universal health coverage, ISER’s research found insufficient attention has been given to hard to reach areas such as Amudat District in Karamoja region as a whole.

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While presenting the findings of the report in Kampala last week, ISER programmes director Angella Nabwowe Kasule said they found out that the 58 per cent of the respondents said their village water user committees were non-functional and 80 per cent of those interviewed on health service delivery revealed they have not accessed any meetings of HUMCs.

 

 

Link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Citizens-not-fully-involved-service-delivery-report/688334-4676494-1338dg7/index.html

 

 

Source: Daily Monitor

 

The study conducted by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) in six districts revealed that lack of access to information is preventing citizens from participating in the processes of providing health, water and educational services, hindering high quality services delivery.

 

 

Link: https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1481646/dysfunctional-health-centres-blamed-citizens-ignorance

 

Source: New Vision

The 2017 study conducted by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights [ISER], a non-governmental organisation, launched recently on Sigulu Islands found that access to basic healthcare remains a big challenge.

 

Link:http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Sigulu-Island-residents-struggle-health-services-costs/688334-4538276-14j1qhoz/index.html

Source: Daily Monitor

Management of Bridge Schools (formerly Bridge International Academies) has embarked on an aggressive public and social media campaign aimed at hoodwinking unsuspecting parents parents about the status of the 63 Bridge Schools in Uganda.

 

Link: https://ugandamediacentreblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/press-release-bridge-schools-are-unlicensed-educationbeforeprofit/

 

Source: Uganda Media Centre

The ministry of education has said it has not yet licensed the Bridge Schools "because they have not yet met the requirements to merit being licensed to operate in Uganda".

 

 

Link: https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1470628/bridge-schools-authorised-operate-ministry

 

Source: New Vision


 

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