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Uganda’s hospitals doctors strike over low pay

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5221 (Published 09 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5221
  1. Henry Wasswa
  1. Kampala, Uganda

Patients in Uganda have been left without clinical care as hospital doctors began a strike on 7 November in protest at low wages, drug shortages, and lack of equipment.

“Our welfare is very low. We called the strike over many things that are lacking,” said Mukuzi Muhereza, secretary general of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA).

Muhereza said that Ugandan doctors are paid …

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