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

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    educationOver 4,000 community health workers in the Indian State of Bihar will be trained in human rights by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). This course was an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Amnesty International India. The three-month 'Self-Learning Human Rights Certificate Course' aims to promote human rights values and principles of equality, dignity, inclusion, non-discrimination and participation in the public through community health workers.

     
  • Ethical issues in tuberculosis control

    careOn the occasion of World TB Day 2017 (24 March), the World Health Organization launched new tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidelines to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.