Human Rights and Transitional Justice

ICT for patient rights

Patients who know their rights and are active participants in a shared decision- making process have a better knowledge of treatment options and can make informed decisions about their health and self manage.


Which sub-theme question will you be answering and how? Refer to manual for the sub-theme questions:

For WorldWide Smiles is to solve subtheme"How can we engage youth and marginalized populations in transitional justice and human rights issues addressing legacies of conflict through the use of technology?" and this will through formulation patients rights e-clubs on social media,developing and publicizing of mobile application which will be used to inform youth(champions) in detail the patients rights and roles of charter and helping them to report any abuse to police and charter.

Describe the problem that your idea/project wants to address.:

The realization of patients’ rights in resource-constrained and patient-burdened public health care settings in Uganda remains an obstacle towards quality health care delivery, health care-seeking behaviour and health outcomes. Although the Uganda Patients’ Charter of 2009 empowers patients to demand quality care, inequitable access and abuse remain common. with Most of the patients (79%) who met a challenge never attempted to demand their rights.There need to boost demand patients rights.

How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness?:

The project is to work hand in hand with ministry of health patients charter social media pages to publicize the platform,engage already existing members and organisation,work with district health officers and village health teams easily mobilize the youth in there communities and enforcement of the rights ,it will also age judiciary to ensure quick response to any abuse of the kind. Ministry of ICT also making platform more publized.

How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups?:

The concept is not gender based ,every one is free to join our e-social media clubs regardless of gender, can download the mobile application and can report any abuse of the kind, and for any case reported any one can take track and follow proceedings, any one can freely get detailed copy of patients rights in all formats,any one can easily download any iec from the application,and generally the concept is open to every one to learn,demand,report and do any thing freely on the platform.


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