In a report that they are yet to share with the Ministry, Dr. Micheal Bukenya who chairs the committee says they are proposing that they come with a small fee to facilitate the already existing personnel than embarking on training senior six leavers without a sustainability plan since with this group government is not sure for how long they can be kept as they are still young and have just joined the work world.
The reduction is attributed to the ability of Ugandan facilities and medics to handle medical conditions and procedures that were previously referred. The most common conditions considered for referral include neurological diseases, kidney diseases, and cancer related illnesses. Orthopedics and heart conditions are today the least referred.
The Health Ministry will in the financial year 2017/2018 recruit 3,715 Community Health Workers CHWs, Prof. Anthony Mbonye, the Director General of Health Services has said. Mbonye, the community health workers will replace Village Health Teams VHTs in health service provision in communities.