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THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE UGANDA (HRCU) WEEKLY UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND KEY EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES WITHIN THE WORKING ENVIROMENT OF HRDS IN UGANDA THE WEEK OF 9 TH TO 15 TH MAY 2022 Dear esteemed Reader,                                           We welcome you to a new week and highly thank you for your continued effort in working towards contributing to a favorable and conducive environment for the protection, promotion and realization of fundamental human rights and freedoms in Uganda. Without you, it would be very difficult to have a voice to speak out against human rights abuses and violations. We start our updates for this week with a look on the COVID-19 situation. COVID-19 UPDATES CURRENT COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATES 72% of people aged 18 years and above have received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 49% of people aged 18 years and above are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Source: https://twitter.com/MinofHealthUG HERD IMMUNITY FOR CHILDREN

ISSUE NO.16 OF 2022

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    THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE UGANDA (HRCU) WEEKLY UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND KEY EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES WITHIN THE WORKING ENVIROMENT OF HRDS IN UGANDA THE WEEK OF 2 ND  TO 8 TH  MAY 2022 Dear esteemed Reader, We welcome you to a new week. As we share with you our updates from last week, we would like to welcome back and thank all HRDs, Civil Society Leaders and Development partners who attended and participated in the 6th National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRDU) Annual General Assembly which took place on 5th May 2022, under the theme “ Promoting accountability and Transparency amidst the ever-changing Civic Space Context”. Among the activities held during the meeting, was the election of new  Board Members  and technical thematic working groups (TTWG). Further more during the Assembly, HRCU’s Executive Director Margaret Sekaggya who  has also been the Board Chairperson of the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRD-UG), while addressing

HRCU WEEKLY UPDATE: ISSUE NO.15 OF 2022

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THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE UGANDA (HRCU) WEEKLY UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND KEY EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES WITHIN THE WORKING ENVIROMENT OF HRDS IN UGANDA THE WEEK OF 25 TH APRIL TO 1 ST MAY 2022 Dear esteemed Reader, Welcome to the month of May 2022! We welcome the Muslim community and human rights defenders from the Eid celebrations as were held on 1st May 2022.We wish you a happy commemoration of World Press Freedom Day.  Every week that starts has its own uniqueness and as human rights defenders (HRDs) , we ought to always embrace it with a critical and open mind that will lead to finding of new, achievable and sustainable ideas about solving the existing realities and human rights challenges and create a more desirable working environment. Let's begin our updates from last week with a look at the COVID-19 updates and related developments. COVID-19 UPDATES Image Source: https://twitter.com/MinofHealthUG   70% COVID PATIENTS FAIL TO HEAL A YEAR AFTER INFECTION M

HRCU WEEKLY UPDATE: ISSUE NO.14 OF 2022

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  THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE UGANDA (HRCU) WEEKLY UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND KEY EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES WITHIN THE WORKING ENVIROMENT OF HRDS IN UGANDA THE WEEK OF 18 TH TO 24 TH APRIL 2022 Dear esteemed Reader(s) welcome to a new week, Please read through our updates for this week compiled for you, containing   key stories like; Members of Parliament summoning Finance minister and other government officials over the controversial coffee deal    ,the passing of former Kenya President Mwai   Kibaki- https://www.independent.co.ug/kenyas-former-president-kibaki-dies-at-90/ , among other stories documented below which we begin to look at with an update on COVID-19. COVID-19 UPDATES Results of COVID-19 tests done on 17 April 2022 confirm 11 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are 164,069. The breakdown of the new cases is: Mbarara (8), Kampala (2), Gulu(1) https://twitter.com/MinofHealthUG COMBATING COVID-19: MINISTRY OF HEALTH SEEKS ADDITIONAL UGX 652BN TO MITIGAT