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World short of six million nurses, WHO says

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | As COVID-19 captures global headlines, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Tuesday that the world needs nearly six million nurses. The UN’s health agency along with partners Nursing Now and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) underscored in a report the crucial role played by nurses, …

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Kadaga pledges support to nurses, midwives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nurses and midwives in Uganda have renewed calls for better working and living conditions including accommodation and feeding, and have asked the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to intervene. Justus Cherop Kiplangat, the President of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union said that nurses and midwives …

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Countries urged to improve nurses and midwives welfare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world will need an additional nine million nurses and midwives to achieve the commitment of providing all people with access to health care by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. There are 22 million nurses and two million midwives worldwide, accounting …

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WHO calls on countries to dedicate 2020 to nurses, midwives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organization-WHO has called on countries to invest in their health workforce in the New Year citing a global shortage of health workers. Nurses and midwives account for than 50 percent of the shortage. In a statement issued on Saturday afternoon, Dr. Tedros …

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IGANGA: 70 health professionals commissioned

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Over 70 professionals in enrolled Nursing, Midwifery, pharmacy, laboratory techniques, records and information management in Iganga District have been commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni. The graduands were awarded Diplomas and Certificates in Clinical Medicine, 3 years after the launching of the Institute. The graduation …

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Museveni backs increase in lunch allowances for nurses

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has backed proposals to increase lunch allowances for nurses and build more training schools. He announced that the nursing school at Nyarutuntu in Ntungamo will be taken over by the government. The president was speaking at the National celebrations for …

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Nurses arrested over drug theft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Fort Portal have arrested two nurses found in possession of suspected stolen drugs. Vincent Mujanama, a comprehensive nurse from Ntoroko district and Pidson Bwambale, an enrolled nurse from Kibaale district, were arrested at Kalita Bus Park in Fort Portal with a box full …

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Zimbabwe sacks thousands of striking nurses

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe has fired all nurses who went on strike to demand higher salaries, in a hardline response by the country’s new leadership to growing labour arrest. Several thousand nurses were sacked in a terse statement issued on Tuesday evening by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who …

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