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ADVOCACY AND PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Under this program, CEFROHT does action research to build evidence for advocacy on issues of food safety and health. The research is published and disseminated to communities and duty bearers for action. CEFROHT does legal and policy scrutiny of government ventures using a human rights-based approach including international approaches to public service delivery like the Private, Public Partnerships and how they affect the social aspects of people especially the vulnerable. It is through this program, that CEFROHT engages duty bearers at national level and local government levels for promotion of policies and actions plans for nutrition, safe food practices, early childhood development, prevention of non-communicable diseases, and engaging the court of public opinion on all cases being litigated by CEFROHT. Under the program we also engage and participate in strategic partnerships, coalitions and movement building for realization of the rights to health and food.

PARLIAMENTARY NUTRITION WEEK

The Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights  collaborated with the Uganda Parliamentary Alliance on Food and Nutrition Security to organize the Parliamentary Nutrition Week that took place between 14th to 17th March 2022 at Parliament. The Uganda Parliamentary Nutrition Week was a follow up activity to the training held with the Members of Parliament (MPs) on using the law and the right to adequate food to address the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) challenge in Uganda. Following this training, the MPs of the Uganda Parliamentary Alliance on Food and Nutrition requested CEFROHT’s support in conducting a Parliamentary Nutrition Week to create further awareness for legislators on using the law to address NCDs.

PARLIAMENTARY NUTRITION WEEK

The Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights  collaborated with the Uganda Parliamentary Alliance on Food and Nutrition Security to organize the Parliamentary Nutrition Week that took place between 14th to 17th March 2022 at Parliament. The Uganda Parliamentary Nutrition Week was a follow up activity to the training held with the Members of Parliament (MPs) on using the law and the right to adequate food to address the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) challenge in Uganda. Following this training, the MPs of the Uganda Parliamentary Alliance on Food and Nutrition requested CEFROHT’s support in conducting a Parliamentary Nutrition Week to create further awareness for legislators on using the law to address NCDs.

FOOD AND THE LAW CLUB

On 8th February 2022, a seminar was organized at the school of law to launch the Food and Law Club. It took place in the lower auditorium and was attended by 60 participants, who included students, lecturers and legal practitioners. The club was launched to facilitate early engagement of students into understanding adequate food as a fundamental human right and an underlying factor to the enjoyment of other rights and to train young lawyers in public interest litigation to protect the rights of the vulnerable in society. 

FOOD AND THE LAW CLUB

On 8th February 2022, a seminar was organized at the school of law to launch the Food and Law Club. It took place in the lower auditorium and was attended by 60 participants, who included students, lecturers and legal practitioners. The club was launched to facilitate early engagement of students into understanding adequate food as a fundamental human right and an underlying factor to the enjoyment of other rights and to train young lawyers in public interest litigation to protect the rights of the vulnerable in society. 

GLOBAL RECAP: CAPACITY BUILDING TO PREVENT NCDS

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 15 million people between the ages of 30 and 69, and over 86 percent of these “premature” deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. The economic impact, including loss of income by people harmed by NCDs, the costs of treatment, and the impacts on families threaten international development. Through regulation and fiscal reforms, countries can promote healthy diets, physical activity, and other initiatives reducing the prevalence and harms of NCDs.

In Uganda alone, NCDs are estimated to account for 33% of the country’s annual deaths. According to the Parliamentary Forum on Non-communicable diseases, the number of Ugandans living with NCDs has been increasing dramatically and the probability of one dying between 30 and 70 years from NCDs is 21%.

GLOBAL RECAP: CAPACITY BUILDING TO PREVENT NCDS

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 15 million people between the ages of 30 and 69, and over 86 percent of these “premature” deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. The economic impact, including loss of income by people harmed by NCDs, the costs of treatment, and the impacts on families threaten international development. Through regulation and fiscal reforms, countries can promote healthy diets, physical activity, and other initiatives reducing the prevalence and harms of NCDs.

In Uganda alone, NCDs are estimated to account for 33% of the country’s annual deaths. According to the Parliamentary Forum on Non-communicable diseases, the number of Ugandans living with NCDs has been increasing dramatically and the probability of one dying between 30 and 70 years from NCDs is 21%.