ACHEST Consults Ministry of Health On Health Worker Migration Initiative.

on Tuesday, 08 September 2015.

As part of the consultative process in preparation for the inception of the Brain Drain to Brain Gain Project Uganda Chapter, ACHEST held a consultative meeting with the Minister of Health, Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye on 26 June 2015.
ACHEST team, led by the Executive Director Prof. Francis Omaswa, called on the Minister of Health to brief him about the project on Health Worker Migration and to elicit official support of and involvement in the project by the Ministry of Health.
Hon. Tumwesigye lauded WHO for initiating the project and recommended that the investigations on Health Worker Migration should include cadres who had registered interest in travelling to Trinidad and Tobago before the move was put on hold pending resolution of the matters arising there from. Such cadres he said includes specialists, midwives and public health nurses.
The Minister emphasized the need to understand their expectations including remuneration and general conditions of service; establish push and pull factors in the migration of health workers.
The meeting was also attended by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr. A. Lukwago.