The Uganda Medical Association (U.M.A) 7th Grande Doctors Conference (GDC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTDear Medical Doctors, Researchers, Health Workers, Policy Makers, students and members of the civil Society.On behalf of the Uganda Medical Association (U.M.A) and Uganda Medical Association SACCO (UMA SACCO),…

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Grand Doctors Conference 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa and Uganda in particular is facing an array of healthcare challenges compounded by current infectious disease burdens of epidemic status which are overwhelming to the indigenous health systems and are of grave concern to policy-makers, the health work force, and the populations at large.Some of these challenges include inadequate infrastructure e.g. ICU facilities, healthcare financing, human resource gaps mostly in recruitment and motivation and lastly but not least aspects of supplies and logistics.Amidst all this, the same recurring unfortunate banes still exist such as motorcycle accidents epidemic, antimicrobial drug resistance, etc. which are significant and realistic health threats already causing scores of morbidities and mortality in the population but which are not yet well curtailed.Furthermore, and tellingly, in the wake of Covid-19 era, an upsurge of new paradigms of medical practice and management in Uganda like Online/Telemedicine, provision of home-based medical care, point of care disease testing and laboratory technologies and various other new technologies have emerged to greater popularity hence taking centre stage and, in some instances, requiring formulation of new regulations and policies.

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Way Forward On The Ongoing Industrial Action by Uganda Medical Association

Today marks the 14th day since we started our nationwide industrial action. We thank doctors for standing up and acting for the good of their nation and the health system in focusing government on issues that are critical for health and development and for standing up to be counted in this pursuit of social justice, not only for our patients and the public of Uganda but also for all health workers. The welfare of doctors is critical to the wellbeing and socio-economic development of any nation and should be given timely and close attention. This issue has been unaddressed for years..

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UPDATES ON PROGRESS OF ENGAGEMENT WITH UGANDA GOVERNMENT IN REGARDS TO U.M.A INDUSTRIAL ACTION 2021. (December 03)

U.M.A NEC was invited to meet H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda on. 23rd November 2021, we were well received, and engaged with him in detailed discussions. Following our discussions, H.E the President gave the following directives; Provision of additional adequate personal protective equipment and medicines in the government hospitals in all units, salary enhancement for Doctors, with a start salary of 5m for a medical officer, employment of doctors to fill the over 60% vacant positions in the civil service establishment for health workers starting next financial year.

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UPDATES ON RECENT HIGH-LEVEL ENGAGEMENTS REGARDING THE UGANDA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (U.M.A.) INDUSTRIAL ACTION. (November 26)

Today marks the 5th day since we started our nationwide industrial action. We thank doctors for standing up and being counted in this pursuit of social justice, not only for our patients and the public but also for all health workers. These past 5 days, various committees of the U.M.A including the National Executive Committee (NEC), the Elders Forum, Regional Branch Executive committees, and others have been actively engaging the government of Uganda, the media, the public, and fellow health workers.

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