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Health workers clueless in providing adolescent specific care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers are not using the guidelines offered by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to dispense care to adolescents. This is according to preliminary findings of a study on the status of youth friendly services in the country. The Ministry …

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KCCA seeks to recruit over 200 health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA wants government to recruit over 200 health workers to address staff shortages in its health facilities. Richard Lule, the Director Administration and Human Resource in KCCA told council on Monday that the Authority has written to the Public Service Ministry  …

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Museveni asks public universities staff to resume work

Nakaseke,  Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 50 health workers at Nakaseke hospital are on the verge of being evicted from staff quarters due to poor hygiene. Government with support from World Bank injected about Shillings 17.6 billion in the renovation of Nakaseke hospital. The construction work included the renovation of …

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Medics want recruitment of health workers centralised

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Medical Association-UMA the umbrella body of medical workers in the country wants government to centralize the recruitment of health workers. Currently, medical workers deployed to lower health facilities are recruited by respective District Service Commissions. The Health Service Commission only handles recruitment …

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Medical interns take protest to parliament

Medical interns Wednesday tried to take their protest about working conditions and study duration to Uganda’s parliament. The students who include medical doctors, pharmacists and nurses protested a government proposal to extend from one to three years the period they act as interns. They are also unhappy with the reduction in their …

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CSOs criticize move to export health workers

By Flavia Nassaka Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have criticized the move by government through the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health to export highly qualified health workers including psychiatrists, ophthalmologists and neurologists to a Caribbean country, Trinidad and Tobago. While speaking to journalists on Feb.05, Denis Odue, a …

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