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Centre for human rights, health applauds Uganda for prioritizing health sector

The Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development has commended the government of Uganda for prioritizing maternal health.

Fatia Kiyange, the Executive Director of Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development applauded Uganda for improving maternal health and increasing the national budget as well as addressing gender based related issues.

“Uganda government has done a tremendous job in committing itself to improving maternal health and enhancing its national budget there by generally addressing the quality of health services for which it pledged to allocate at least 15% of its national budget of each year through signing the Abuja Declaration in 2001 in Geneva,” she said.

This financial year, the total approved budget for the health sub-program is Ugx 3.7 billion to the health sector as compared to Ugx 3.3 billion in the last financial year which is 11% increment.

Uganda is one of the African Union member States that signed the Abuja Declaration in 2001 pledging to allocate at least 15% of its national budget for each financial year to improving healthcare systems.

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