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

  • Human rights law and access to abortion

    legalThe recently published Human Rights Watch Q&A on Human Rights Law and Access to Abortion discusses abortion as a human rights issue and the health consequences of unsafe abortions. It also shows that restrictive abortion policies do not reduce the rate of unsafe abortions, and highlights the positions of UN experts and agencies on the criminalization of abortion.

     
  • Intellectual property rights and access to medicines

    arrestLast week, on 17 July, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines took place at the UN headquarters in New York. Sub-titled "Advancing Health-Related SDGs through Policy Coherence", the panel came together during the UN High Political Forum on Sustainable Development. William New of the news service Intellectual Property Watch wrote a short report of this event.