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Africa battling shortage of health workers: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa does not have enough health workers to meet the needs of its population, according to a new study. The study which was published in the British Medical Journal surveyed health workforce in 47 countries between January 2018 and April 2019. The findings show that …

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Gov’t to recruit 1,000 health workers in the next financial year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Service Commission has raised concern that none of the entities in the country have submitted to the Public Service Ministry stipulating what they will need ahead of the proposed recruitment of 1000 health workers in the next financial year. Dr. Christine Ntegamahe, the …

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MPs reassure health workers on salary increment

Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairperson of the Health Committee, Charles Ayume has reassured health workers in Eastern Uganda that salaries of all health workers will be increased effective 01 July 2022. “Parliament approved the 2022/2023 financial year budget with salary increments for all health workers,” said Ayume. He …

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Health workers appeal to MPs for improved working conditions

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers in Eastern Uganda have asked Parliament’s Committee on Health to push for improvement in their working conditions citing dilapidated hospital structures and poor accommodation as serious concerns. Buyende District Health Officer (DHO), Dr Frederick Daniel Isabirye said his district, just like others in Eastern …

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Health workers strike paralyses Kitgum Hospital

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Kitgum Government Hospital increasingly struggles with emergency cases due to the ongoing industrial action by a section of health workers, health administrators have retrieved their stethoscopes and white coats to practice what they were originally trained to do – saving lives. The Allied …

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Gov’t cautions health workers on frequent strikes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has asked all health workers to be more patient and sympathetic to health needs before they strike. The call was made on Thursday in Kampala during a meeting attended by the Minister of health and her counterpart from Public Service. According to the …

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DEAL: Government agrees to pay interns immediately

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has rescinded it’s orders to expel all medical interns effective Monday for striking. The interns went on strike in May, 2021, following government’s failure to release funds that were meant for their allowances. Previously interns were earning between 750,000 and …

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