Kato aims at restoring a good relationship within the Dental School

Kato Allan

IT is a hot afternoon when your writer arrives at the Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences. A call from Kato Allan, the president of the Dental Students Association (an outfit for training dentists in Uganda) beckons to the Dental school, the venue for this interview. It’s quiet and very much deserted. “Most … Read more Kato aims at restoring a good relationship within the Dental School

Work uniforms for Uganda’s public nurses and midwives

The first nursing uniforms may have been an adoption of the Nuns’ dress code, since nuns took care of many of the sick or injured. According to Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, the traditional nurses uniform consists — a dress, a pinafore apron, and a cap. This largely remains the standard style of dress code, for … Read more Work uniforms for Uganda’s public nurses and midwives

Uganda’s Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is hiring nurses.

Job summary Carrying out research in Malaria, HIV/AIDs and TB. Qualification level: Bachelor Experience level: Mid-level Experience length: 3yrs Job description Vacancy title: 6 nurses Jobs at: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) Deadline of this job: 500pm, Monday 26th March 2018 Duty station: Uganda Job details: The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is an non-profit … Read more Uganda’s Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is hiring nurses.

Hoima school of nursing and midwifery deserves a better principal. The continued stay of Mrs Betty may be hindering the school’s progress

To the outside eye, Hoima school of nursing and midwifery (HSNM) presents as a model school, one to emulate. It has achieved so much in such a short period of time. HSNM started as a private school, in July 2010, as a Bunyoro Kingdom education project that aimed to train health professionals to serve the … Read more Hoima school of nursing and midwifery deserves a better principal. The continued stay of Mrs Betty may be hindering the school’s progress

Cognition after 75yrs: Uganda Medical Association’s findings on cognitive abilities as one ages

Uganda Medical Association (UMA)’s request, before the Legal and Parliamentary Affair’s Committee, to offer a scientific opinion on whether an individual over 75yrs still possesed cognitivly viable abilities to lead others was bound to be misconstrued as a political move to posture the association in-light of an industrial action it had declared only weeks prior … Read more Cognition after 75yrs: Uganda Medical Association’s findings on cognitive abilities as one ages

Nurses’ strike deferred til Saturday, govt feedback awaited

On 1st December, the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU), an umbrella organisation for nurses & midwives in Uganda, notified it’s over 3000 facebook followers about the resolution of a meeting held with govt that had agreed to forward UNMU’s demands to a cabinet meeting that was held 4 December. It now appears that the … Read more Nurses’ strike deferred til Saturday, govt feedback awaited

The season of strikes: Nurses too want to strike. Why now?

November 3rd was when the two factions within the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU) announced a unification. For over 10yrs the union’s executive was a divided lot, and at logger-heads with each other. The unified union’s pledge to champion the interests of their membership — the nursing and midwivery fraternity — could easily have … Read more The season of strikes: Nurses too want to strike. Why now?

2wks and counting: The doctors’ strike is on it’s last legs, with it a bag of (promised) goodies

Dr-Ekwaro-Obuku, Uganda Medical Association's president.

Uganda Medical Association’s (UMA) industrial action started 6th November, after a 30day ultimatum was issued by UMA to govt to respond to their demands . Govt chose to wait for the ultimatum to expire, and see what would happen after. Giving-in easily to the doctors’ demands would be inconsistent with how is handles it’s striking … Read more 2wks and counting: The doctors’ strike is on it’s last legs, with it a bag of (promised) goodies

Doctors’ strike: No breakthrough in sight after hours in a meeting at Statistics house

As Uganda marked 55yrs of independence, the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) announced the start of country-wide industrial action by it’s members. The industrial action would start on 6 Nov 2017 after the conserned authorities didn’t address their demands. Editor’s Picks for you ¥ Uganda Medical Association to present research paper on physical and psychological abilities … Read more Doctors’ strike: No breakthrough in sight after hours in a meeting at Statistics house

Uganda nurses and midwives union’s first executive committee

The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU) completed it’s constitution in 2002 and by 2003 had registered with the National Organisation of Trade Unions (UNOTU). To solidify it’s formation in it’s early yrs, an interim executive committee was elected by the members at the time to organise formal elections for new office bearers within 2yrs … Read more Uganda nurses and midwives union’s first executive committee

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