Who we are

HEPS-Uganda is an acronym for Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development.

It is a health rights organisation that advocates for increased access to affordable essential medicines for the poor and vulnerable people in Uganda.

What We Do

Latest publications

Uganda Coalition for Access to Essential Medicines-UCAEM Strategy
MeTA Intercountry Meeting Report 2018
Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodities; Availability, Affordability and Stockouts Report 2018
Community Training Guide on Access to Essential Medicines

Latest News

Taking Pre-eclampsia Advocacy to Communities

12 Mar, 2019

Sister Doreen Akuno, is a senior medical officer at Lira Regional Referral Hospital.  She had her first child at 18 years  in 2004 and she almost died during the pregnancy  due to pre-eclampsia. Despite the fact that she is in the medical field, she had no knowledge about the condition.

Engaging Communities to Prevent Maternal Mortality due to Unsafe Abortion

18 Feb, 2019

HEPS-Uganda has for the last three years been supporting communities to find measures to prevent maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion in Kamuli district.

HEPS-Uganda Rallies Partners for Quality Malaria Commodities

30 Jan, 2019

HEPS-Uganda in conjunction with Ministry of Health regularly brings together importers of malaria commodities to discuss issues of quality and prices in a bid to have quality, affordable to the population.   Recently there have been reports of untreated mosquito nets that are illegally being imported into the country.