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Ugandan legislation impedes safe access to healthcare

Anything preventing safe access to healthcare can be detrimental, but in countries like Uganda which shoulder a disproportionate burden of disease, obstacles such as the new anti-ga y legislation can be lethal, writes [b]Dr Vanessa Kerry[/b], Instructor in [b]Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard[/b] and [b]CEO of Seed Global Health[/b], on [s]Slate[/s].

‘My organisation’s mission is supporting US doctors and nurses to help train a new generation of medical and nursing providers in Uganda and other countries. We and our Ugandan partners cannot do this if patients are put at risk by disclosing their s exual orientation or doctors and nurses are put in harm’s way for treating LGBT Ugandans.’
[link url=http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/02/28/uganda_anti_gay_law_endangers_the_health_of_the_entire_nation.html?wpisrc=burger_bar]Full Slate report[/link]

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