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