As Uganda waits to join the rest of the world in marking the International Nurses and Midwifery Day, government is urged to offer more materials for use in the hospital labor wards.
The President of the Nurses and Midwifery Association, Lt. Birabwa Kiwanuka says basic materials like gloves are missing in many hospitals exposing midwives to disease.
Birabwa says that many midwives are forced to abandon expectant mothers because of the fear to contract diseases.
She now advises the public to also work with the midwives and nurses to improve the services rendered.
Meanwhile today UPDF nurses and midwives have partnered with nurses in the different hospitals to spear head a massive measles immunization campaign in Kampala.
The UPDF has also in the same vein donated drugs to government hospitals.