HEPS-Uganda

HEPS-Uganda Vision “A just society in which all Ugandans can exercise their health rights and responsibilities.”www.heps.or.ug HEPS-Uganda is an acronym for Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development.
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It is a health rights organisation that advocates for increased access to affordable essential medicines for the poor and vulnerable people in Uganda.

It is a health rights organisation that advocates for increased access to affordable essential medicines for the poor and vulnerable people in Uganda.

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HEPS Uganda today joined Ministry of Health- Uganda  in Moroto and  the rest of the world to commemorate #WorldTBDay2021...
24/03/2021

HEPS Uganda today joined Ministry of Health- Uganda in Moroto and the rest of the world to commemorate #WorldTBDay2021 #TheClockIsTicking reminding ourselves of the significant burden the disease is.This year Uganda aims at ensuring that all TB patients complete their treatment.We call upon government to bridge the financial gap and accelerate TB response to meet the SDG targets for the benefit of Ugandans.

Inconculsion of the week, we organized a training of trainers on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) targeting seni...
14/03/2021

Inconculsion of the week, we organized a training of trainers on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) targeting senior women teachers,senior men teachers and community vounteers to increase awareness among the young people both in and out of schools to enable them manage their SRHR challenges.

HEPS Uganda together with Kamuli district organized a meeting this week for health facility incharges and data managemen...
13/03/2021

HEPS Uganda together with Kamuli district organized a meeting this week for health facility incharges and data management officers to discuss the gaps identified in the HMIS reporting,share experiences,challenges and come up with solutions.The objective of the meeting was to reduce on the data errors in HMIS reports and try to harmonize the health facility data with HMIS reports plus DHIS2.

HEPS-Uganda has been in the field this week supporting Kamuli district in the dissemination of the new Ordering and repo...
12/03/2021

HEPS-Uganda has been in the field this week supporting Kamuli district in the dissemination of the new Ordering and reporting form for Sexual Reproductive Health commodities to most of the health facilities.We hope this new form will improve in the management of the supply chain and reduce commodity stockouts.

04/02/2021

Today is World Cancer Day which aims at saving millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.
The theme for this year is "Iam and I will"this means that everyone's commitment to act will lead to powerful progress in reducing the global impact of cancer.
We therefore call upon our government increase funding for the cancer institute and decentralise cancer treatment across the country at regional level.

Health Action International
30/01/2021

Health Action International

1 in 5 people around the world is affected by neglected tropical diseases - 125,000 people per year die of #snakebite alone and 400,000 are left with a severe disability.

NTDs can often be easily prevented, treated, & controlled. It's time to end the neglect, beat NTDs and fight snakebite. Join us today on #WorldNTDDay to spread awareness!

Its terrible news to learn of the passing on of Dr. Kiggundu Charles a great champion for women's rights, an advocate fo...
31/12/2020

Its terrible news to learn of the passing on of Dr. Kiggundu Charles a great champion for women's rights, an advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Services, a fighter against maternal mortality and morbidity.
Your passion for better health care systems in our country will forever be remembered and missed, the maternal health cases you were involved in have made precedence and have formed part of our jurisprudence today. You were a mentor to many, the way u shared knowledge would leave one with no choice but the urge to learn more. We shall continue the fight for better health care in Uganda. May your soul rest in eternal peace 🙏🏽Dr. Kiggundu Charles

01/12/2020

Whereas the focus on the HIV epidemic has shifted to COVID-19 pandemic, HIV is not over yet. In 2019 we had 1.7 million new infections and 690,000 death’s globally and 53,000 new infections and 23,000 deaths,as a country with the HIV tools these new infections and deaths are preventable.
We therefore call upon the world to shift the urgency, collaboration and innovation we have seen in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic to the HIV response if we are to end AIDS by 2030.#WorldAidsDay2020

HEPS-Uganda today joins Ministry of Health and the rest of the World to commemorate World AIDS Day under the theme "Glob...
01/12/2020

HEPS-Uganda today joins Ministry of Health and the rest of the World to commemorate World AIDS Day under the theme "Global soldarity,shared responsibility".It's very important to note that #COVID19 has greatly impacted on access to HIV commodities.

24/11/2020

Wrong diagnosis and inappropriate prescription by health workers is also a great contributor to #AntimicrobialResistance hence the need to curb all those inappropriate practices through continuous CMEs.

24/11/2020

There's need to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training.
#AntimicrobialResistance

Antimicrobial Resistance is on the increase due to;Misuse and overuse in humans and plants.Lack of access to clean water...
23/11/2020

Antimicrobial Resistance is on the increase due to;
Misuse and overuse in humans and plants.
Lack of access to clean water sanitation,hygiene for both humans and plants.
Misuse of COVID19 antibiotics
#AntimicrobialResistance

23/11/2020

HEPS Uganda joins the rest of the World to commemorate World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW 18th-24th November) which aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. The theme for 2020 is "United to preserve antimicrobials".

According to WHO, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites resist the effects of medications, making common infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. Antimicrobials are agents that are critical tools for fighting diseases in humans, animals and plants and include antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and antiprotozoal medicines. Multiple factors – including overuse of medicines in humans, livestock, and agriculture, as well as poor access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene – have accelerated the threat of antimicrobial resistance worldwide.
#AntimicrobialResistance

According to Dr.Orec Isaac, the pandemic and the lockdown came with a lot of changes, there was burn out among the human...
30/10/2020

According to Dr.Orec Isaac, the pandemic and the lockdown came with a lot of changes, there was burn out among the human resource and because of the pressure being mounted on health workers, filling the gaps has not been easy.
#HealthSystemAdvocacy

Health Action International
30/10/2020

Health Action International

Jackline Mutimba at HEPS-Uganda is supporting the Ministry of Health- Uganda to develop a National Snakebite Strategy. She is also one of our women champions of snakebite.

Read about the work of our champions: snakebiteawareness.org

Denis Kibira talks about some of the Innovative fundings that we can use to get enough funds to facilitate the health bu...
30/10/2020

Denis Kibira talks about some of the Innovative fundings that we can use to get enough funds to facilitate the health budget
#HealthSystemsAdvocacy

Dr.Kagurusi Patrick asserts that the youth are bearing the burden of sexual reproductive health ailments. 50% of all HIV...
30/10/2020

Dr.Kagurusi Patrick asserts that the youth are bearing the burden of sexual reproductive health ailments. 50% of all HIV infections are occurring in this age group and then our culture and norms are that speaking about these issues is very difficult
#HealthSystemAdvocacy

The gov’t has made strides when you look at the health budget but in relation to the population, the budget is not growi...
30/10/2020

The gov’t has made strides when you look at the health budget but in relation to the population, the budget is not growing at the same level that is adequate to meet the needs of the population @Denis Kibira
#HealthSystemsAdvocacy

According to Mr.Denis Kibira,HEPS-Uganda has  been doing studies on availability and affordability of  commodities of se...
30/10/2020
HEPS-Uganda on Twitter

According to Mr.Denis Kibira,HEPS-Uganda has been doing studies on availability and affordability of commodities of sexual reproductive health in four countries but we have discovered that for contraception there is relatively high availability in the three of Zambia,Kenya and Tanzania compared to Uganda.

“According to @DKibiraD we have been doing studies on availability and affordability of commodities of sexual reproductive health in four countries but we have discovered that for contraception there is relatively high availability comparable across countries @HAImedicines”

It's on today at 3PM
29/10/2020

It's on today at 3PM

More from yesterday's talkshow on NTV
18/10/2020

More from yesterday's talkshow on NTV

Results  from a survey conducted on SRHR through poll questions by HEPS Uganda.
18/10/2020

Results from a survey conducted on SRHR through poll questions by HEPS Uganda.

17/10/2020
NTV Uganda

NTV Uganda

How can we sustain SRHR services for adolescents and vulnerable women amidst COVID-19 and beyond

We are live on  NTV Uganda discussing  how we  can sustain the SRHR services for adolescent and vulnerable women amidst ...
17/10/2020

We are live on NTV Uganda discussing how we can sustain the SRHR services for adolescent and vulnerable women amidst COVID-19 and beyond.Join the discussion on #SRHRservicesForAdolescents

How can we sustain the SRHR services for adolescent and vulnerable women amidst COVID-19 and beyond? Join the discussion...
16/10/2020

How can we sustain the SRHR services for adolescent and vulnerable women amidst COVID-19 and beyond? Join the discussion on tomorrow at 4PM on NTV Uganda as we pave a way forward.

We have today been previledged to convene a meeting to introduce the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Access to Medicine...
15/10/2020

We have today been previledged to convene a meeting to introduce the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Access to Medicines and Commodities plus reviewing the Terms of reference under the Joint Advocacy for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights - JAS Programme. Thank you our partners for attending.

As we commemorate #WorldContraceptiveDay today  there's need to ponder into  the various causes of teenage pregnancies e...
26/09/2020

As we commemorate #WorldContraceptiveDay today there's need to ponder into the various causes of teenage pregnancies especially during this COVID19 pandemic.Its high time parents took up their role of health education for their children.

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