Ugandan Govt Considers Hiring Cuban Doctors

The government is considering a health ministry plan to bring in 200 Cuban doctors and to hire retired Ugandan medical professors to plug manpower gaps. The Daily Monitor reports that the proposal was discussed by Cabinet at the height of industrial action by local doctors.



Dr Ekwaro Obuku, left, the Uganda Medical Association president, addresses doctors and journalists at the Davis Lecture Theatre at Mulago hospital in Kampala (file photo).

  • Uganda:  Govt to Import Cuban Doctors

    Monitor, 4 December 2017

    The government is considering a plan by the Health ministry to bring in 200 doctors from Cuba and hire retired Ugandan medical professors to plug manpower gaps in Uganda, this… Read more »

  • Uganda:  Don't Import Doctors, Just Check Brain Drain

    Monitor, 5 December 2017

    Daily Monitor yesterday revealed that the government is drawing plans to bring into the country 200 doctors from the Caribbean island nation of Cuba, and also hire retired… Read more »

InFocus