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Human Rights Watch: Support maternal community health workers

Traditional perinatal care workers save lives and shouldn’t be marginalised Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Governments should review their positions on traditional birth attendants and recognise and support their work, including by ensuring they are paid and resourced adequately. That is the position of the international research and advocacy NGO, …

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Govt finally deploys medical interns, cuts allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has deployed medical interns to various training hospitals across the country, ending months of Ping-Pong between the interns and the government. In a notice released on Friday, Dr Henry Mwebesa the Director General of Health Services revealed that medical interns …

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WHO says Uganda vulnerable, in dire need of health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified 55 countries around the globe as vulnerable to the availability of health workers required to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal target for universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. According to the organization’s latest statement, of the …

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LIRA: Staff absenteeism cripples health service delivery

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Absenteeism and late reporting to work by government health workers in Lira is being blamed for the poor service delivery in the district. During a health service monitoring exercise conducted in December by the State House Health Monitoring Unit, it was discovered that staff absenteeism …

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KCCA on the spot over failed recruitment exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) are angry with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) leaders over returning Shs13 billion meant for recruitment of health workers to the Consolidated Fund. Committee Chairperson, Joel Ssenyonyi said there is a shortage …

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KASESE: Health workers under probe for selling gov’t drugs

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese municipality leaders have launched investigations into allegations of health workers at Kasese municipal health center III selling government drugs. There are also allegations that one of the health workers at the facility has been selling his own drugs to patients. The Town Clerk, Theophelous …

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Health workers oppose stamp duty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers are questioning a move by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to charge them an annual fee of 100,000 Shillings in stamp duty. The tax came into force in 2022 with the amendment of the Stamp Duty Act. According to Dr. Katumba Ssentongo, the …

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EBOLA: 65 Ugandan health workers quarantined

Kampala, Uganda |  Xinhua | At least 65 health workers in Uganda have been put under quarantine after getting in contact with Ebola cases, a ministry of health spokesperson said Sunday. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, Ministry of Health spokesperson told Xinhua by telephone that some of the affected workers would stay home …

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Six medical workers at Mubende hospital test positive for Ebola

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six health workers at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital have tested positive for Ebola virus disease. According to Herbert Luswata, the General Secretary of the Uganda Medical Association, three are medical workers, two are interns and one medical student. The samples of the health workers were sent …

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