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CEHURD versus Attorney General and National Medical Stores

In February 2023, the case of Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) versus Attorney General and National Medical Stores Misc Cause no. 20 of 2023 was filed. This case is against the government of Uganda to demand and ensure timely and effective distribution of SRH medical products and medicines, particularly in rural and underserved areas of Uganda..

Current status

CEHURD has filed the case against the government of Uganda to demand and ensure the timely and effective distribution of SRH medical products and medicines.

CEHURD has submitted the pleadings, and the case is now awaiting a hearing.

Importance

The case is significant in advocating for the timely and effective distribution of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) medical products and medicines, particularly in rural and underserved areas of the country. The application seeks to address the critical issue of limited access to SRH products, medicines, and drugs in rural and underserved areas of Uganda. Lack of access to these essential healthcare resources can have serious implications for the health and well-being of individuals, particularly women and marginalized communities.

This case demands expansion of the availability of SRH products and medicines is crucial for promoting reproductive health, preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), reducing maternal mortality, and ensuring access to family planning services.

By advocating for improved distribution mechanisms and equitable access to SRH resources, the case is critical to address health disparities and promote the right to health for all individuals, regardless of their geographic location or socio-economic status.

Next steps

The case will proceed to a hearing where both parties will present their arguments.

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