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

  • Unfulfilled healthcare needs of migrant women care workers

    careOn November 21, a high-level panel at a meeting convened in Geneva will discuss a new WHO report entitled "Women on the Move: Migration, care work and health". Available data shows that a substantial and growing proportion of care work is being undertaken by migrants, the majority of whom are women. In Italy for instance, nearly 90% of home-based caregivers are foreign born. In this report, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls attention "to a global situation in which migrant women care workers buttress health systems in countries where there are shortfalls in healthcare provision, while their own right to health is eroded and their health care needs go unfulfilled." 

     
  • Why is adolescents’ health a human rights issue?

    ifhhroAdolescents face a myriad of threats to their right to health including violence, sexual assault, exploitation, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices. At the same time, they face multiple barriers to health services, including restrictive laws, unavailability of contraception or safe abortions; failure to ensure privacy and confidentiality; judgemental service provision, and discrimination. Our volunteer Tara Ornstein wrote an article about adolescents’ right to health for our website, explaining what the issues are and what health professionals can do to safeguard adolescents’ health and rights.