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Theater nurses advocate for specialized training for proper patient care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nurses working in operating theaters are advocating for specialized training in preoperative nursing to ensure proper patient care. Preoperative nursing involves comprehensive care provided to patients before undergoing surgery, encompassing health assessment, physical and emotional preparation for surgery, and ensuring readiness for the procedure. Leila …

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Mulago nurses, midwives seek clearance for degree courses

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Officials at the Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery have complained that the facility that opened in 1955 is stuck with diploma courses even with advances made in clinical training over the years. Eva Nampiima, the Principal at the school said that initially …

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WHO says Uganda vulnerable, in dire need of health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified 55 countries around the globe as vulnerable to the availability of health workers required to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal target for universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. According to the organization’s latest statement, of the …

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Nurses urged to register early for licenses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairperson for the Principals of Health Training Institutions in Uganda has advised nursing and midwifery students in their final year of study to apply for practicing licenses immediately after graduation to avoid complaints of delays. Rose Nassali notes that the registration process was made …

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UK teachers, nurses to strike further over pay disputes

London, UK | Xinhua | Further strikes were announced by teachers and nurses in the United Kingdom (UK) on Monday, amid the continued cost-of-living crisis and lengthy disputes over pay. If progress is not made in negotiations by the end of January, February will see the most widespread strike so far …

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KIU criticized for move to deny pregnant students exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has criticized the move by Kampala International University (KIU) to stop female nurses and mid wives from sitting for the national examination on grounds of pregnancy. In a memo presented to Parliament by Sarah Opendi, Tororo District MP, KIU was quoted to have instructed …

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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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Nurses strike over non payment of Covid-19 allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of nurses deployed at the KCCA primary school COVID-19 vaccination center in Kamwokya have shunned the exercise protesting non-payment of their allowances. The nurses are entitled to a daily allowance of Shillings 5000, which is meant to facilitate their movement. However, the nurses have …

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