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EPHWOR enforces the rights of Women and patients amidst COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, EPHWOR has continued to advocate and enforce health rights of women and patients. TV West gives a snippet of our medical legal consultant emphasizing that security operatives should desist from reading details of patients medical records at the road blocks more so for HIV patients hence violating their rights to privacy and confidentiality as enshrined in the Patients Charter and other laws of Uganda.

How EPHWOR is skilling Teen mothers in Uganda

TV west captured the official Launch of EPHWOR’s Kashari Breath Again Skilling institute (KABASI) located in Kakyerere Rwayamahembe town council. The launch was graced by the Chairperson Pro Afrika Foundation Mr Maarten Manders, Partners, Local leaders, Parents and students of the institute. Students upon completion of the course will be able to get a certificate from Directorate of Industrial Training(DIT) …

How EPHWOR’s Gamba Nanye app helps Adolescent Girls and Young Women to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

EPHWOR last year launched an app called Gamba Nanye that bridges communication gap between Adolescent girls and Young women(AGYW) seeking family planning services at Health Facillities.The app translates English to Runyakole and Vice versa in both voice and text. By use of Text translation the app helps the deaf also seek family planning services.TV west highlights how the app has …

EPHWOR Petitions the Ministry of Health over the continued detention of Female Patients in Health Facilities

EPHWOR supported by its Strategic partners has Petitioned the Ministry of Health over the continued detention of Patients in Health Facilities, this practice contravenes the constitution, Several Acts of Parliament, International law that Uganda has ratified and the Patients charter.
If the ministry doesn’t adress this matter as soon as possible EPHWOR will Pursue a public interest suit against Government.

EPHWOR 2019-2020 Program Highlights

. In the period, September 2019 to July 2020, EPHWOR reached 800 women, 2000 in and out of school youth including girls and 100 men (direct beneficiaries). EPHWOR also made great strides in involving men in all SRHR activities to win their support in promoting and advocating for reproductive health rights and services.

Public Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the strangest and disorienting circumstances imposed on the world by Covid-19, Enforcement of Patients and Health Workers Rights (EPHWOR) in solidarity with all our funders, partners, beneficiaries and friends would like to share this message in the efforts to manage the spread of the virus. EPHWOR has suspended all activities that involve meeting a lot of people including advocacy …

EPHWOR supports two victims of Life Guard condoms in Suit against Marie Stopes Uganda

Sometime back in September 2019, two batches of Life Guard condoms (batch 1904205 and 1905005) were made available to the public by Marie Stopes Uganda. These batches of life Guard condoms had not been tested by NDA clearance and were hence recalled in November 2019 through adverts. Marie Stopes Uganda is a non-governmental organisation that offers reproductive health services, post …

Life changing experience

With EPHWOR’s intervention Annabel’s life, has completely changed. Annabel was taken to Mbarara Skilling Youth Initiative and is mid way a tailoring course. EPHWOR team followed up on her progress and discovered that she has completely changed her mind set and is ready to move on and start a new life for herself and her daughter. She is full of …

EPHWOR engaged in the preventing of unintended pregnancies

When both public and private transport were suspended in the wake of COVID_19, it became increasingly hard to access family planning services and other monthly drugs for chronic illness like HIV/AIDs. With surging rates of unwanted pregnancies and Sexually transmitted diseases, EPHWOR has been running a project called door to door delivery of family planning services in western uganda districts …