2,000 doctors leave country in 10 years

Doctors at Mulago hospital operate a patient. According to health officials, many medical practitioners leave the country because they are frustrated by lack of equipment which cripples their morale. PHOTO BY Faiswal Kasirye

What you need to know:

Only 1, 200 doctors of those licensed are said to be practicing in Uganda while some are working in the neighbouring countries of Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, and South Africa. This number also includes doctors in management, administrators, lecturers and tutors, district health officers and Members of Parliament who are doctors. Others unaccounted for include those working in countries that are unstable like Somalia, Somali land, Swaziland and Botswana.



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