Uganda brought to its knees as doctors' strike paralyses health service

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Government failure to address low pay and lack of medical supplies drives staff to walk out, as patients’ groups warn that lives of most vulnerable are at risk

Public health services across Uganda have been brought to a standstill as doctors strike over pay and poor working conditions.

Members of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) began nationwide action on 6 November over the government’s failure to meet their demands for salary and allowance increases, as well as for a review of the supply of medicines and other equipment in health centres.

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