Hadijah Nakatudde, a tutor midwife at international Institute of Health sciences Jinja, says that asking a midwife to pay an amount to the tune of Shs 200000 in the name of renewing licence is bad enough to discourage many from the practice with the little pay they get.
Lillian Nabalyango, the In charge of the Maternity Ward at Kamuli General Hospital, says the gloves ran out of stock in April. She explains that currently they only have few gloves for emergency cases.
The speaker of parliament, Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has tasked MPs to agitate for midwives training as means of increasing efficiency in maternal health.She said this while commemorating t5he international midwives day at Jinja senior secondary school in Jinja district.
Professor Pius Okong, the Chairperson of the Health Service Commission observes that because of the existing structure, only one position is reserved for each of these specialized fields, whose bearers are stationed at National referral Hospital in Mulago.
The government of Uganda has backtracked on its earlier decision to stop the training of comprehensive nurses at both registered and enrolled levels. Francis Lubanga, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education and Sports, says itâ€™s not true that government had stopped the training of comprehensive nurses at the enrolled and registered levels.
Uganda has 7 midwives for every 1000 live births, a new report, The State of the Worldâ€™s Midwifery 2011 from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), says. Janet Jackson, the Country Representative for UNFPA in Uganda says each midwife delivers about 300 babies in a year. The World Health Organization recommends that a midwife should deliver at least 170 babies each year.