Palliative care as a human right – news from Uganda

2018 June 13

Mark Mwesiga, Program Manager at Palliative Care Uganda, reports:

On June 8th 2018, the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) which is the national Human Rights body, presented its 20th Annual Report to the Speaker of Parliament.

For the year 2017, the UHRC monitored the enjoyment of the Rights to Palliative Care and Chapter two of this report is about the findings.

For all practical purposes, most of the global discussion on access to pain relief or palliative care as a human right happens in the western world. It is so heartening to see the matter being seriously discussed in the global south.

We have a lot to learn from Uganda.

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