Uganda’s tooth decay problem stands at 93.1%, dental officers prefer more curative remedies

THE mouth is the most important part of the body that should be kept clean. It is not all about white teeth or having the brightest smile but one has to take extra care to make sure the mouth is kept clean. “I brush once a day because I always get lazy to brush in … Read more Uganda’s tooth decay problem stands at 93.1%, dental officers prefer more curative remedies

Dentist’s orders: How to keep your mouth and gum healthy?

THE mouth is the most important part of the body that should be kept clean. It is not all about white teeth or having the brightest smile but one has to take extra care to make sure the mouth is kept clean. “I brush once a day because I always get lazy to brush in … Read more Dentist’s orders: How to keep your mouth and gum healthy?

Today in History: Nurses to Get Provisional Certificates

On 11 September 2006, the Uganda Radio Network reports on an impasse that saw students get tempory relief in the form of provisional certificates. The impasse was over who was to set exams for nurses in the country. Read the full article below. After this you’ll appreciate the reforms enacted and currently in force. Nurses … Read more Today in History: Nurses to Get Provisional Certificates

Kenya public nurses strike: Are their actions justified?

For the better part of last week, Kenyan public nurses have been on strike across the East African nation that is going to the polls on August 8th. The strike has ground to a halt business at many health facilities in the country as per reports. Some patients have reportedly died as aresult. Early this … Read more Kenya public nurses strike: Are their actions justified?

#unmeb and it’s 4 year completion timeline for student nurses

Ugandan student nurses in a lecture room

#OfPost | THE #Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council (#unmeb) requires student nurses or midwives within four years of their enrollment date as any record of the student ever registering with the council will be deleted from their data base.

The Makerere-based council’s continued adaptation of it’s roles and functions to not only meet the challenges of the moment but also prepare it for the future has seen it introduce a number of work methods and practices.

This has seen technology take a more prominent role in it’s daily operations.

What this means
The implication of this is that beyond four years from one’s date of admission into a nursing school one stands to carry a penalty – a referral by some months.
A referral is were the student gets attached to a referral hospital for a specified period of time.

The electronic system automatically deletes names entred into it at the four year mark.
The entry date into the system being the time of enrollment for the nursing programme.

Elsewhere in the region
In Uganda the lowest qualification for a #nurse is a certificate that lasts two years and a half.

Elsewhere in East Africa, Kenya discontinued some certificate programmes leaving only the Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse programme that lasts two and a half years.

The next level from a certificate is a diploma that is three to four years, depending on whether one is a direct student – enrolling for a nursing programme directly from high school; or an extensor – one who is upgrading from a certificate to a diploma level.

#UNMEB is a government mandated agency charged with the responsibility of regulating the nursing and midwifery profession in Uganda.

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Uganda and it’s quest for a national health insurance scheme

#OfPost | UGANDA, for the better part of the early 80’s stood out as the example of what success looked like where others had no been so succesful. It’s handling of the fight against the HIV/ AIDS scurge at a time when little was known about HIV earned it respect from it’s peers in the … Read more Uganda and it’s quest for a national health insurance scheme

UNASNM National Academic Seminar starts today, International Institute of Health Sciences Jinja are the hosts

The Uganda National Association of Student Nurses and Midwives (UNASNM) which is an umbrella organisation for students offering nursing and midwifery training at the various nursing and midwifery schools in Uganda holds national seminars on a bi-annual basis, in April and September of every year. This year’s first seminar is to take place today Thursday … Read more UNASNM National Academic Seminar starts today, International Institute of Health Sciences Jinja are the hosts

International Institute of Health Sciences Jinja

The International Institute of Health Sciences is one of the many nursing schools in Uganda. It it a tertiary institution offering training programmes in nursing. The medical institute is located in Jinja town on Plot 27/29 Namasagali drive, Eastern Uganda. Brief bio The school is a brain-child of Professor Wilton Kezala who had it incorporated … Read more International Institute of Health Sciences Jinja

Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council, functions and composition

Statute at the Uganda nurses council premises

The Nurses and Midwives council was first created in 1922. Since then, it has undergone a number of modifications especially in it’s founding act – the nurses and midwives act – to reflect the ever changing demands of the profession. The nursing profession in Uganda is governed by The Nurses and Midwives Act 1996 that … Read more Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council, functions and composition

UNASNM Vice President to be elected at forth coming UNASNM Seminar in Jinja

From 20-23 of this month, the UNASNM will hold on of it’s bi-annual national seminars which brings together students from nursing schools around Uganda. This April’s seminar will be hosted by the International Institute of Health Sciences in Jinja. READ ALSO: A list of the nation executive committee of the UNASNM 2017/18 The National Executive … Read more UNASNM Vice President to be elected at forth coming UNASNM Seminar in Jinja

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