Notable Developments

Uganda: Covid-19 Pandemic Fueling Child Labor

A Press Release during the launch of the report "I Must Work to Eat": Covid-19, Poverty, and Child labor in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda

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Civil society expresses concerns that the WHO could be encouraging the commercialisation and privatisation of healthcare amidst the COVID-19 crisis

On the first day of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s World Health Assembly (24th May 2021), 8 civil society organisations sent an open letter to the Deputy Director-General of the WHO raising concerns about a recent report published by the WHO that could encourage the privatisation of healthcare amidst a COVID-19 pandemic that re-emphasised the challenges of commercialisation of healthcare systems, and without the necessary open debate that such an issue requires.

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Stop hospital detention of women seeking maternal health services

Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) together with community members filed a case in the High Court Mukono District, challenging detention of mothers who fail to clear hospital bills in private health facilities. In the civil suit, the Attorney General and respective Local Governments are held accountable for the violation of constitutional and international human rights.

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ISER's Oral Statement on Social Economic Rights and COVID 19 to the 68th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

The statement was made during the 68th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights highlighting the situation of social and economic rights in Uganda over a year since COVID 19 was declared a pandemic.

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ISER's statement on World Health Day 2021

As the world commemorates the World Health Day calling for a fairer and healthier world, the day presents an opportunity for critical reflection especially amidst the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. This statement highlights the need to prioritise equitable roll out of COVID 19 vaccines and strengthening of public health systems

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ISER's statement to the International Development Association Forum

 A statement delivered by Salima Namusobya (Executive Director - ISER) during the International Development Association (IDA) Forum at the 2021 World Bank Spring Meetings.

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CSO Joint Statement on UN Human Rights Council's resolution affirming the importance of investing in public services for the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights

Eight international civil society organisations welcome a resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus on 23 March 2021 affirming the crucial importance of investment in public services for the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights.

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ISER Press release on Ministry of Health's withdrawal of National ID requirement for Covid 19 Vaccination

On 9 March 2021, the Ministry of Health announced it would no longer require national ID as sole identity marker and would allow other forms of IDs like drivers’ licenses, refugee identity cards, work permits, passports and verification by Local Council officials and Village Health Teams.

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