The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council regulates the Nursing and Midwifery professionals in the country. It was initially set up in 1922 and has passed through a series of legislation, reflecting changes in the ever evolving professions. It is at present governed by The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Act (1996).


A Message from the Registrar of the Council

I had the privilege of being appointed to the position of registrar in September 2009, having served for a short period as acting registrar. Prior to this I served as a Council Member and chairperson of the Finance and Administration Committee. As registrar I am the legal custodian of the roles and registers for all nurses and midwives in Uganda and of the seal of the Council. I am supported in the day-to-day management of the Council by a team of secretariat staff who assist me in undertaking the work prescribed by The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Act (1996) and guided by the appointed Council Members.

I welcome you to the website, which was launched in September 2011. It is aimed that is will be a resource for professionals and the general public. Initially we are posting details of the services provided at the UNMC headquarters in Kampala and how to access these. Over time the site will evolve to keep licensed practitioners abreast of changes in nursing and midwifery practice in Uganda and the wider world. It will also provide continuous professional development (CPD) information.

For employers and the general public, there is information about which professionals have current practice licenses and will later hold the details of licensed general nursing and domiciliary midwifery clinics. Please note that the certificate of enrollment or registration only confirms the person met the professional requirements for that cadre when they were admitted and does not give then a license to practice beyond the first 3 years. Therefore nurses and midwives should come and renew their practice license so that they are not embarrassed by their name not appearing on the web site.

I hope you will find the information here helpful and we welcome ideas of other information that would be helpful to our colleagues.

Upholding professional standards together

Wakida John K.