Open Letter to Ugandan Government on Intentional Ommission of LGBTI from Accessing Health Care Under HSSIP Policy

Published: November 22, 2010

Uganda Health and Science Press Association (UHSPA-Uganda), a network of groups and individuals working to mainstream minority rights in Uganda’s Public Health Policies and laws is concerned about the omission/ exclusion of sexual minorities from accessing vital health services in the soon to be launched Health Sector Strategic Plan III.

Although UHSPA participated in the Civil Society Joint Assessment of the HSSPIII, we have founded fears that the policy has not catered for health needs of sexual minorities under MARPS. The omission of this vulnerable group poses a threat to Uganda’s management of HIV/AIDS as the HSSPIII was our best hope as a country, for starting awareness, senstisation and information to sexual minorities, particularly LGBTI especially on HIV/AIDS.

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