Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/Aids, AGHA

General Information
The Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA) is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)  
founded in July 2003 to mobilize health professionals and health consumers to address issues of human rights as they relate to   
health, with a specific focus on HIV/AIDS. AGHA brings together doctors, nurses and other professionals with NGOs interested in 
promoting human rights in the health sector to create local and national networks dedicated to health advocacy.

Mission
To raise the awareness of all health care providers and the communities they serve in Uganda about the human rights aspects in health

Focus Areas
Health and human rights

Main Activities

  • Training and educating health providers and the communities they serve on global health advocacy and the relationship between health and human rights;
  • Conducting advocacy and media publicity for observation of human rights;
  • Researching aspects of human rights violations that impair health;
  • Networking and collaborating with other human rights organizations to advocate for human rights-based health policies and programs.

Contact Information
P.0.Box 24667, Kampala, Uganda
Telephone:             +256 414 348491                                          
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website
http://aghauganda.org/

Latest News

  • Adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health and rights

    mum babyA new publication of the Centre for Reproductive Rights analyses young people's access to sexual and reproductive health from a human rights perspective. It concludes that significant gaps remain in adolescents' knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health and rights and ability to access essential sexual and reproductive health services.

     
  • Brazil: Gaps in response to Zika virus outbreak

    mum babyIn a recent Human Rights Watch report, the organization states that Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika virus outbreak to escalate. As a result, the Zika threat in Brazil remains, even though the government declared an end to the national public health emergency related to the Zika virus in May 2017.