RNs - Uganda

Over 800 nurses trek to work abroad

Al Mahadi Senkabirwa, Daily Monitor, September 29, 2010 A total of 808 nurses have this year alone, left the country to seek greener pastures abroad, creating a vacuum in the health sector, a new report has revealed. According to the report titled: “Human Resources for Health Bi-Annual Report-2009-2010” released last week in Entebbe, United Kingdom is the most frequent destination of Ugandan nurses, recruiting a total of 389, followed by Kenya with 186 while 120 nurses left for the United States of America between 2009 and April 2010. ... Over

Nurses storm administrator’s office over pay

Alfred Tumushabe, Daily Monitor, August 18, 2010 A group of nurses at Mbarara Hospital on Monday stormed the office of the executive director complaining of salary cuts and insufficient pay. They engaged the hospital’s acting executive director, Dr Placid Mihayo, for one-and-a half hours, demanding explanation. “It was announced that we were given 30 per cent increase on our salaries. But some people have got this increase while others have not, why?” one of the nurses asked. “Some of our colleagues’ salary was cut while others have not got salary at all. Why didn’t they communicate what went wrong?” another nurse asked. ... Nurses

Nurses' Body Sues Education Ministry

Lominda Afedraru, The Monitor (Kampala), January 31, 2007 Kampala - The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council has gone to court seeking orders to quash the decision of the Ministry of Education and Sports blocking it from conducting professional examinations for trainee nurses and midwives. The council, in its application in the High Court for Judicial review, accuses Education Ministry Permanent Secretary Francis X. Lubanga of forming a parallel body, the Nurses and Midwives Examination Board (NMEB) to conduct exams on its behalf contrary to the law. ... Nurses

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