Juba’s nursing schools
Asked about the number of nursing and midwifery schools in South Sudan, Mr Hifeete gives a figure of 22. And he observes not all of them as concentrated in the country’s capital, but are rather spread through-out the country.
Significance of the trip
This trip to Juba would be a first such invite to a regional event for any Unasnm executive committee barely 5months into offices given that the current Unasnm nec 2018/19 was only elected and sworn on 17th April 2018 at an Annual General Meeting held at Mildmay school of nursing and midwifery, Lweza, Entebbe. The term of office enshrined in the association’s rulebook is 12months from the date of swearing in.
The Unasnm nec has equally been invited to an event related to student nurses and midwives later this year in Kenya, an invite they are positively considering, intimates Mr Hifeete.
The Unasnm is an umbrella association for Uganda’s student nurses and midwives. And whose existence has spanned the full length of well over 2 decades, having been a born of the late 1980’s.