Public Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the strangest and disorienting circumstances imposed on the world by Covid-19, Enforcement of Patients and Health Workers Rights (EPHWOR) in solidarity with all our funders, partners, beneficiaries and friends would like to share this message in the efforts to manage the spread of the virus.

EPHWOR has suspended all activities that involve meeting a lot of people including advocacy campaigns, site visits and trainings that had been organized to take place in late March and April following the confirmation of the first victim in Uganda. These include our visit to kyangwali refugee camp that was dated on the 27th-29th of March 2020, new dates will be communicated at a later date.

Our court cases have been suspended prior the directive of the Chief Justice to halt most of the court activities as the situation gets to hand till further notice.

We call upon all Ugandans to comply with the guidelines shared by His Excellence the President of Uganda and the Ministry of Health. Wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing, cancel all unessential travels, cover your nose and mouth, avoid handshakes and hugs, isolate yourself from others if you have any symptoms of the virus and contact the ministry of health on 0800-100-066 or 0800-203-033 for immediate intervention.

We regret the inconveniences caused as we respect the drive to safe guard the public. We urge the public to be vigilant and follow all the guidelines laid forward.

Team Leader

Enforcement of Patients and Health Workers Rights

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