Sensitize communities about their rights to health.

By Damali Mukhaye

Majority of the people in the country have failed to access health care because they do not know their rights to health.

According to the Country Advisory, Health Systems Development at world Health organization, Juliet Bataringayam, most marginalized groups in societies have been exposed to greater rates of ill-health and face significant obstacles to access quality healthcare.

She notes that no one should beg for medication because the government has an obligation to provide health care to everyone, hence the need to sensitize communities about their rights to health to enable them demand for better health care in their respective constituencies.

Meanwhile, she also notes that the community equally have an obligation of promoting their own health at an individual level like sleeping under treated mosquito net, drinking clean water among others.