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Health workers in Jinja trained in prevention of NCDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau-UPMB and Healthy Heart Africa-HHA, have trained 35 health workers in the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases at lower health facilities in Jinja district. In a five day training concluded at the Jinja Civil Service College on Friday, health workers …

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Busia health workers, VHTs protest over delayed payment of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers and Village Health Teams-VHTs are protesting the delayed payment of their allowances for the just concluded oral cholera vaccination exercise in Busia municipality. The health workers and VHTs were entitled to Shillings 280,000 and Shillings 240,000 respectively for the five-day exercise that …

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Mukono hospital workers go on strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 200 patients are stranded at Mukono General Hospital following a strike by health workers over poor working conditions and delayed payment. The health workers laid down their tools on Thursday morning a day after their colleague succumbed to COVID-19. William Mule, who was …

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Dr. Atwine asks hospital directors to punish absent health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ministry of health permanent secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine has tasked hospital directors across the country to take disciplinary action against health workers who were away from duty without permission during their recent spot check that ended last week. In a circular issued to …

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Dr Atwine frustrated by non-performing commissioners in ministry of health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Dr Diana Atwine has expressed frustration over the continued poor performance of commissioners in the ministry. She says that the commissioners continue being promoted automatically without a review. Atwine who was speaking on Saturday during a meeting organized by …

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No pay for Kapchorwa COVID-19 frontline workers

Kapchorwa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Health Workers designated to Manage COVID-19 cases at Kapchorwa General Hospital have worked for five months without pay.  The health workers who include the nurses, doctors, cleaners and the burial teams last received their allowances in April and since then, the authorities have promised …

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