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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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When the sick bypass doctors

Since she retired from teaching, Sauda Neema, 61, suffers from diabetes, has difficulty sleeping, and often feels general body pain.  She believes it is her fate, as an elderly person, to endure pain. “When you start aging, the first thing you forget about is being fine,” she says, “(But)you can’t …

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