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Nurses, midwives strike illegal: Gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing nurses and midwives strike is illegal. This is according to the Ministry of Public Service. The ministry’s declaration comes after nurses and midwives under their union, the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council on Tuesday laid down their tools due to government’s failure to …

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Nurses petition Parliament over salary increment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nurses and Midwives through their umbrella body, the Federation of Uganda Nurses and Midwives have petitioned Parliament for an increment in their salaries. Ruth Lematia, Maracha East County legislator presented the petition on salary enhancement discrepancies for nurses and interns in line with the collective bargaining …

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Mbale hospital decries scarcity of nurses, midwives

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The inadequate number of nurses and midwives at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital is affecting service delivery to patients. The most affected are the acute, pediatric, maternity and general wards. For instance, the acute ward has only eight out of the required 15 nurses. Nurses in …

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Two midwives arrested over extortion

Bugiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Bugiri district on Saturday arrested two midwives attached to Bugiri general hospital, over extorting money from mothers before discharging them after their deliveries. The suspects who are being detained at Bugiri central police station are Agnes Lyaka and Zaituni Kalinaki. Their arrest stemmed …

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Nurses call off strike after govt commits Shs 45bn to lunch

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Nurses and midwives under their umbrella organization the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council  have called off their impending strike after coming to an agreement with government. The strike was called off after government committed to allocating 44.9 billion Shillings  that will go towards providing a …

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Midwives decry high fees for renewing licence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Midwives have decried the exorbitant fees they pay to renew their license.  All nurses and midwives working in Uganda must have a general license to practice and this has to be renewed every 3 years. The midwives note that renewing their practicing license requires them …

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Midwives struggle to renew licenses amidst shortage of centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Midwives aiming to renew their practicing licenses face challenges accessing centres for retooling as required by the Ministry of Health which has left many of them practicing without licenses. The Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council requires that a midwife attains 50 Continuous Professional Development -CPD credit …

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Mothers name best midwives in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Nine midwives from four Health Centers managed by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, have been named among those who offer dignified care to mothers seeking antenatal care  The midwives are Kitimbo Fatuma Namagembe and Zam Nampanga from Kisenyi Health Centre IV, Clare Vilma and Joan Kasimire …

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Nurses give December ultimatum to strike over money again

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union has again threatened industrial action following their botched meeting to discuss their allowances on Thursday.    Justus Cherop Kiplangat, the President of the Union says they went to the Ministry of Public Service to alert the Minister and Permanent Secretary about …

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