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Nurses urged to register early for licenses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairperson for the Principals of Health Training Institutions in Uganda has advised nursing and midwifery students in their final year of study to apply for practicing licenses immediately after graduation to avoid complaints of delays. Rose Nassali notes that the registration process was made …

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Govts propose 300 amendments to International Health Regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Governments have started the process of updating International Health Regulations (IHR) that were approved in 2005. Experts have held the first round of intensive discussions on the three hundred and seven amendments proposed by countries to this globally agreed instrument which sets out approaches and …

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Nurse trainee expelled for involvement in exam malpractice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A final year nursing trainee has been dismissed from the programme for involvement in examination malpractice. Helen Mukakarisa Kataratambi, the Executive Secretary of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board (UNMEB), disclosed that the implicated is a male nursing trainee from Kampala International University, and has …

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Uganda’s maternal mortality rate decreases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s maternal mortality rating has decreased from 336 mothers per 100,000 live births to 284 women per 100, 000 live births, the Ministry of Health reports. While Uganda has not yet conducted a new health demographic survey, according to Dr Charles Olaro, the Director of …

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