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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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Union threatens protests as politicians torture nurses

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU) has received 18 cases of nurses being harassed by politicians since March when the government instituted a lockdown to halt further spread of COVID-19.  The President of the Union Cherop Justus Kiplangat told URN in an interview that …

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‘They are the heroes now’ — virus doctors join racism protests

New York, United States | AFP |  New York nurses and doctors, hailed as heroes for fighting the coronavirus outbreak, are denouncing racial segregation in the public health system by joining the George Floyd protests. Wearing masks, hospital scrubs and other personal protective equipment like face visors, about a hundred-something medical …

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Border nurses forced to choose between Canada, US

Toronto, Canada | AFP |  At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian nurse Nikki Hillis-Walters was asked to choose between her two healthcare jobs — one in Canada, and one in the United States. She picked the latter, telling AFP: “It just felt like I was needed there.” She and …

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Struggle, fear and heartbreak for medical staff on virus frontline

Rome, Italy | AFP | Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers have become the unwitting heroes of the coronavirus pandemic, winning applause from balconies and streets around the world. From Yaounde to Rome to New York, the pandemic has infected more than 1.9 million people and claimed 118,000 lives. Hospital workers are …

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Struggle, fear and heartbreak for medical staff on virus frontline

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers have become the unwitting heroes of the coronavirus pandemic, winning applause from balconies and streets around the world. From Yaounde to Rome to New York, the pandemic has infected more than 1.9 million people and claimed 118,000 lives. Hospital workers are …

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