Government Applauds Role of Civil Society in Health Sector

Director General Health Services Minstry of Health Dr Ruth Acheng speaking at the launch

The Independent Electoral Commission has Friday afternoon made available all the Presidential Declaration of Results (DR) Forms to the lawyers of Amama Mbabazi, viagra 60mg who filed a petition against the election before the Supreme Court.

The forms were handed to the lawyers at the Electoral Commission head offices along Jinja Road in Kampala.

This follows an order given yesterday by the Supreme Court Judges led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, to the lawyers of the electoral body to avail the documents.

One of Mbabazi’s lawyers, Muhammad Mbabazi told court that they needed the hard copies of the declaration forms signed by district returning officers, to compare with soft copies earlier provided to them.

Although they first contested the possibility of availing these forms before Saturday when the hearing of the case resumes, The EC lawyers this afternoon did table the piles of forms in their boardroom in the presence of media.


By publication time, Mbabazi lawyers were stilling going one by one through the copies.

According to the Commission spokesperson, Mr Jotham Taremwa, every single form was availed to the lawyers.

Among the team inspecting the forms was Hon Amama Mbabazi’s daughter Nina Mbabazi.
The Government through the Ministry of Health has applauded the role played Civil Society Organizations in uplifting Health standards in the country.

Speaking at the launch of Health Systems Advocacy for Africa partnership (HSA4A) in Kampala, look Dr. Ruth Acheng the Director General Health Services of Ministry of Health commended the civil society for always being at the forefront in addressing health related issues.

“I am excited that Uganda was selected to be the starting point for this project; I am particularly pleased to note that you are going to build the capacity of the civil society to lobby and advocate for sexual and reproductive health and services, ” said Dr Acheng.

She added that civil society organizations have greatly helped the Ministry of Health especially in lobbying for funding and service provision where necessary.

“In the past some civil societies have not had a good dialogue with government. Recently some dragged government to court when a mother died while giving birth, not taking into account some of these bottlenecks.”

Dr. Martin Ruhweza a representative from AMREF Health Africa (Uganda) at the launch remarked that through this partnership people will be sensitized on their rights so that they can demand for drugs and health services from an informed point of view.

Prof Francis Omaswa the Executive Director for African Center for Global Health and Africa Transformation (ACHEST) emphasized that one of the major reasons for formation of this partnership is to do research on the missing drugs in different health centers and the reasons why they are missing.

“We will improve the health sector in our country as it was done in Kenya where citizens are directly involved in monitoring of health services”  Omaswa added

Mrs Anke Tijimtsma from WEMOS revealed that through this partnership they have reached out to various European countries not to employ doctors needed in Africa so as to reduce on the problem of brain drain that has greatly affected developing African countries.

The Health Systems Advocacy for Africa Partnership launched is a five year project implemented at Global and Regional levels as well as country level in Uganda Kenya and Zambia.

It has started with Uganda where it is going to first be implemented in six districts where AMREF is already present.


Header advertisement
To Top