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Resistance mounts to Ugandan plan to “export” hundreds of medical workers

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1320 (Published 09 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1320
  1. Henry Wasswa
  1. 1Kampala

Uganda’s plan to send health specialists to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has met strong resistance within the country, because of the perceived local need for doctors, nurses, and midwives. A local think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, has taken the Ugandan government to court over the issue.

But the authorities are adamant that the arrangements should go ahead. The international affairs minister, Henry Okello Oryem, told The BMJ, “Many Ugandan doctors [go to] work in South …

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