Uganda seeks to legalize human organ donation

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Uganda’s minister of health on Tuesday tabled a bill before the country’s parliament seeking to legalize human organ donation and transplant.

Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health presented the Uganda Human Organ Donation and Transplant Bill, 2021 for first reading.

The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among referred the bill to the Parliamentary Committee on Health for scrutiny and report back with in 45 days.

The objective of the bill, according to the ministry, is to establish a legal framework for the regulation of organ, cell and tissue donation and transplantation in the east African country.

Non-governmental organizations and civil society argue that there is an increase in illicit human organ trade in Africa, partly because of weak laws and enforcement, poverty and human trafficking. Enditem

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