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.

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.


Latest News

  • New website: Medicines Law & Policy

    careThe new website Medicines Law & Policy, launched recently by leading specialists on access to medicines and intellectual property law, provides policy and legal analysis, best practice models and other information that can be used by governments, non-governmental organisations, product development initiatives, funding agencies, UN agencies and others working to ensure the availability of effective, safe and affordable medicines for all.

  • ICN Health and Human Rights Award for Japanese leprosy ambassador

    thumbs upThe International Council of Nurses (ICN) presented its Health and Human Rights Award to Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, at the 2017 ICN Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on May 27. The award was presented in recognition of Sasakawa's contribution to the fight against leprosy and leprosy-related discrimination, and his achievements in the field of health and human rights.