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Uganda: Uganda to Export Medical Doctors

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Kampala — Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has revealed that they are in the process of registering a company to export doctors to other countries following the failure by government to absorb doctors in the country.

Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the president of the association, made the remarks during the special consultation on governance for health in Africa in Kampala at the weekend.

"Doctors are not being absorbed in the country, with the biggest employer being government. We have 130 district service commissions coupled with nepotism that frustrates the process," Dr Obuku said.

"We should be able to take advantage of that market, it pays better and the doctors can bring this money to our country.

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