The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) is an indigenous, non‐profit, research and advocacy organization which is pioneering the justiciability of the right to health in the east African region. It was founded to contribute towards ensuring that public health laws are used as principle tools for the promotion and protection of public health of the vulnerable populations in Uganda and in the East African region. CEHURD’s goal is to promote access to medicines, knowledge, food and other life necessities by all people in Uganda and east Africa by advocating for public policies, laws and practices that support and uphold these rights at community, national and international levels. CEHURD’s mission is to work towards an effective, equitable, people centered public health system that ensures the full realization of the right to health and promotes respect for human rights in health care policy and practices. Their vision is to realize social justice in these systems in east African region. CEHURD concentrates its efforts on vulnerable populations and critical issues affecting the health systems in the region such as women, children, orphans, sexual minorities, HIV/AIDs, persons with disabilities, refugee populations, and issues surrounding trade and health and medical ethics. The above objectives are met by undertaking activities through our three different programmes 1) Strategic Litigation Programme; 2) Community Empowerment Programme; and 3) Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy Programme. To learn more about CEHURD, please visit www.cehurd.org and contact them at: info@cehurd.org or mulumbam@gmail.com

The Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET) was established in 1995 out of a recognition that the protection of human rights has a critical role to play in influencing the success of interventions intended to prevent the further spread of HIV and mitigate the impact of AIDS. UGANET envisions a Ugandan society free from HIV-related human rights abuses and in which all people live dignified and fulfilled lives. Their mission is to contribute to the development and strengthening of appropriate human rights, legal, policy and ethical responses to HIV, which will facilitate collective action towards the control and eventual eradication of HIV and AIDS. UGANET has been at the forefront in advocating for law reform, better enforcement of existing laws, building the capacity of key stakeholders and empowering individuals living with or affected by HIVS and their communities to know and to claim their human rights. Their main activities include research and policy advocacy targeting policy makers in east Africa; addressing social, structural and institutional factors to facilitate social protection services by vulnerable groups targeting duty bearers and community in five regions in Uganda; and increased legal support and protection of vulnerable groups targeting people living with HIV, women, children, prisoners, people with disability and other most at risk groups. To learn more about UGANET, please visit www.uganet.org or write to info@uganet.orgkicdor@uganet.com or owomugishammclt@gmail.com   

Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN)

UHRN is a youth led drug user organisation established in 2011 to respond to the drug use crisis in Uganda recognizing that it was best placed to utilise practical interventions aimed at supporting and addressing issues affecting people who use drugs. The organization seeks to provide a national platform for health and policy programmes that promote good practices and advocate for a supportive environment for the implementation and expansion of harm reduction programs for drug users, sex workers, young people and injecting drug users (IDU). Currently, UHRN is the only drug users organisation advocating for the inclusion of "harm reduction programmes and services" for drug users in Uganda.

The organisation’s vision is a society where drug users are empowered to make informed decisions on the impacts of drugs and substance use and live a life that gives them hope in Uganda. Its mission is to improve the health and socio-economic well-being of drug users by offering prevention and intervention services aimed at reducing the harms associated with drug use in Uganda.

For more information on UHRN please visit http://ugandaharmreduction.wordpress.com/ or contact uhrnetwork@gmail.com

Tororo Forum for People Living with HIV Networks (TOFPHANET) is a community-based organisation run by and for networks of people living with HIV in Tororo district. The organisation is a registered district advocacy network and membership organisation founded in 2005, which exists to give visibility to people living with HIV. TOFPHANET operates as an umbrella organisation for people living with HIV to provide systematic and all-inclusive coordination structure for networks, associations and support groups of people living with HIV, in order to contribute to advocacy, policy and decision-making in the HIV response. TOFPHANET’s advocacy is based on evidence of the daily lived experiences of people living with HIV. The organisation uses participatory processes to address the priorities of persons living with HIV, including young people, from grassroots communities. The organisation’s advocacy focuses on 1) access to prevention, treatment, care and support services; 2) SRHR including maternal health; 3) advocacy for policy change on issues that impact on the lives of people living with HIV. 

Contact: Proscovia Ayooo (PLHIV Manager / District Coordinator) at tofphanet@gmail.com / othienoprossy@gmail.com or visit http://www.ayooproscovia.com/