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UGANDA: 1039 ghost nurses unearthed as lunch allowance starts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to1039 ghost names have been found on the nurses’ payroll. The names were unearthed during payment of lunch allowances for nurses. Uganda has a total of 70,167 nurses and midwives registered by the government’s Nurses and Midwifery Council. According to a letter seen …

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Private healthcare providers want access to supplies through NMS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private healthcare providers want the government to allow them access medicines and sundries through the public medicines procuring agency, National Medical Stores (NMS). This comes amidst piling complaints against private healthcare providers charging exorbitantly for their services, which came to the limelight when hospitals started …

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WHO: As COVID-19 rages, Polio bounces back

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has launched a new strategy to eradicate polio amidst setbacks caused by immunization interruptions that came with COVID-19. In a statement released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday, the strategy set to be implemented between …

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